Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Policy, BS

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Public policy is a science dedicated to study of the policies and laws implemented by governments to address the needs of contemporary society. The bachelor of science in public policy is an interdisciplinary program aimed at exploration and analysis of the historical legacies as well as the contemporary forces that frame the policy making process. Because the world is increasingly pluralistic, public policy at CWU is not free-standing and must be combined with another major, frequently economics, environmental studies, geography, public health, political science, or sociology (students combining public policy and geography, political science, public health, or sociology will receive a bachelor of science degree in public policy and a bachelor of arts degree in geography or political science, public health, or sociology).

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • identify the patterns created through the interactions of political systems and economic systems, the networks of intra-and inter-national interdependence, and the manner in which social and legal systems modify each other;
  • communicate effectively in written or graphical form; and
  • test and describe political, legal, and economic systems using sound analytical techniques and principles.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 11-14

Electives in economics, environmental studies, geography, information technology and management, law and justice, political science, public health, or sociology.

Total Credits: 51-58

College and Department Information

Geography Department  
College of the Sciences  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

Program Codes

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