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Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs
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Mission Statement

The undergraduate Public Policy Studies curriculum educates students on the decisions and non-decisions made by government organizations and the ways in which businesses, nonprofit organizations, and civil society participate in policy making.  The focus is on understanding how policy is designed, formulated, implemented and evaluated as part of the policy process. Being aware of public problems, policy agenda-setting, and decision making provides students with a broad background that will allow them to succeed in the workplace, graduate school, or law school. We promote compassion for marginalized communities and service to all people with integrity, accountability, justice, professionalism, sensitivity, and transparency.