Study how public and nonprofit organizations are managed, financed, and organized, and how public policies are made and implemented at the local, state, and federal levels.
About the Major
The Public Management & Policy major will prepare you for managerial and administrative positions in local, state, or federal government and nonprofit agencies. This major is also a great starting point if you are interested in graduate study in law, specialized planning, or public administrative.
You'll learn core skills sets such as leadership and ethics, public and nonprofit management, and formation of public policy.
Areas of Study
You may take courses in the following areas:
- Law & Public Policy
- Bureaucracy, Politics, & Policy
- Intelligence & U.S. National Security
- Environmental Policy
- The U.S. Health Care System & Health Care Policy
Public Management & Policy majors are required to complete an internship as part of their major. Learn more about the internship process.
A major in Public Management & Policy will help you qualify for many different careers in public sector organizations, including:
- law enforcement
- national security
- local, state, and federal government
- nonprofit organizations
- environmental policy
- health care policy
Many of our graduates have attained positions in local, state, and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, political campaigns and offices, and businesses. Our graduates have also gone on to attain advanced degrees in law, public policy, sociology, public administration, social work, and political science.