Bachelor of Science in Public Policy

About the Public Policy, BS

At CWU, we empower our students to be at the forefront of creating a better future for our communities and society. Our undergraduate program in Public Policy equips you with the skills to address complex policy issues and make a positive impact. You'll develop critical thinking and analytical skills as you learn about political and social factors that shape policy decisions. With a degree in Public Policy, you'll be prepared to take an active role in shaping policies that improve people's lives in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Join us in making a difference and be at the center of a better future.

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Why Study Public Policy at CWU?

If you have passion for creating positive change in society, our program could be the perfect fit.

With this degree, you'll learn how policies are created and implemented in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, and learn how to be an effective advocate for change. We promote opportunities for internships and networking. With a degree in Public Policy, you will have the skills and knowledge to make a difference in your own community and work towards creating a more equitable and just society.

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Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Public Policy at CWU is not free-standing and must be combined with another major. Since the expertise of all of the scientific and humanistic disciplines is required to craft and implement policy across the full range of governmental activity the study of Public Policy must be interdisciplinary.

Careers and Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy program have a wide range of career opportunities in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Some potential career paths include:

  • Policy Analyst: You can analyze and evaluate existing policies, make recommendations for improvement, and develop new policies.
  • Government Affairs Specialist: Want to make a change? Monitor legislation and regulations that affect organizations you are passionate about, build relationships with government officials who can help advance your agenda, and advocate for your organization's interests.
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator: Consider working in a nonprofit, overseeing programs and services provided by nonprofit organizations/
  • Political Campaign Manager: Plan and execute political campaigns for candidates or issues that you align with, manage staff and volunteers, and develop campaign strategies.

Graduates of the program may also choose to pursue advanced degrees in law, public administration, or other related fields.



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