Public Policy

Your courses will focus on the outcomes of government decisions and take a practical approach to real-world problems. As a senior public policy major, you will have the option of evaluating a policy or issue submitted by a local government. You could help shape public policy; other students have.

Meghan O'Sullivan
Meghan O'Sullivan '15

A student’s interests intersect: Proust and public policy

As a sophomore Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 successfully applied to the Hamilton College Levitt Leadership Institute, which is how she discovered public policy as a potential major. The subject was a gateway to courses she never expected to take, much like economics, statistics and more statistics. She double-majored in public policy and comparative literature.

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Jen Kleindienst '09, front left, in sunglasses, with a student-designed water wagon at Wesleyan University.

A graduate’s progress: a master’s and an ideal job

Jen Kleindienst ’09 became Wesleyan University’s first sustainability coordinator in July 2012, and if she had to pick a favorite project on the job so far, it would be "The Wishing Well,", a student-designed water wagon that can roll into an outdoor event.

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