Major In Public Policy
The realm of public policy encompasses virtually all aspects of contemporary society-economic development, financial markets, health care, education, poverty, crime, the environment, technology, national security and immigration. These complex, and often connected, issues increasingly demand rich and sophisticated understanding of the actions of governmental institutions and the motivations of political actors and other stakeholders in a global political environment. The nature of public policy is such that its development almost always involves non-governmental institutions and actors. Businesses, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, interest groups, academic and legal experts and the public at-large all play a role in shaping public policy priorities, the public discourse about those priorities, implementation of public policies and the evaluation of policy outcomes.