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.

Brian Sobotko ’16 tutors Clinton High School student Mark Bowling at the ABC House at Hamilton College.

A student’s summer research and career discovery

The idea was his, and the College Levitt Center backed it financially. Brian Sobotko ’16 would spend a summer researching “Transformational Leadership in American Public Schools,” under the guidance of Susan Mason, director of education studies. The project combined his public policy major and education studies minor, and Sobotko learned a lot.

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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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