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Welcome! DePaul University introduced an undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Public Policy Studies in the 1997-1998 academic year. The curriculum introduces students to key public policy concerns in the areas of Environmental policy and Urban policy, identifies fundamental conceptual tools in the development and analysis of public policies, and provides a foundation in basic policy theory and research methods. The Department of Public Policy Studies has five full time faculty, three adjuncts who return each year, and a visiting lecturer from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who teaches special topics courses.

For more information about the program, please contact William Sampson, Chair of Public Policy Studies via email ( or by calling the Public Policy Studies office at 773-325-7715