As a senior public policy major, you will have the option of evaluating a policy or issue submitted by a local government. Through this, you could help shape public policy; other students have. Your courses will focus on the outcomes of government decisions and take a practical approach to real-world problems.
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.More >>
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.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in public policy are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: