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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy, B.A.

Requirements for Major in Public Policy

  • One unit from among an internship, Honors thesis, or directed study in public policy approved by the Ford Institute Internal Advisory Committee.
  • A substantial paper and an oral presentation on a topic related to public policy. This paper and presentation will be completed as one of the requirements listed above.

One Unit in Statistics Chosen from Among:

Additional Requirements

Students who double major in public policy and another field may count up to one unit toward the requirements of both majors. If there is more than one unit of overlap between the majors, then the student must take additional electives in one of the majors to substitute for every unit of overlap beyond one in consultation with the department chair or program director.

Students who enroll in the Washington Semester program at the American University can receive up to two units of credit toward the requirements of the public policy major, subject to the approval of the Ford Institute director and the Ford Internal Advisory Committee.