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Public Policy

We can turn your passion for helping others into a career.

As a Public Policy major, you’ll learn how to drive political processes to serve citizens.

As soon as you begin, you’ll start learning how to navigate complex issues like education, national security and immigration to create generational change.

Bentley was the first university in Massachusetts to offer an undergraduate Public Policy degree, and we’re a leading educator in the discipline today. Our program combines coursework in domestic and global policy with real-life experiences offered through an immersive semester-away program in Washington, D.C.. Or, you can apply your learning with other agencies or causes that inspire you.

Every Public Policy major must complement their program with foundational business studies, leading either toward a minor or a second major in Business Studies. This ensures you leave Bentley with broad business expertise, in addition to experience in public policy.

See where a Bentley degree will take you

“My research allows me to create a piece of knowledge that can help make the world a better place and inform people.”

Alex Duarte '19 took one public policy course with associate professor Rob DeLeo and it changed his plans for the better. 

Read Alex's Story
juliana king, bentley alum

Juliana King '14 took her passion for policy to government offices, and uses her skills to make a positive impact across the state

"The Public Policy major at a business school is a distinct combination. I can really understand the business dynamics of government policy."

Connect with Bentley Public Policy faculty

Ryan Mash
Any field — science, finance, sports — will have regulations and policies they need to abide by, and understanding them can be key to understanding how to succeed in that specific field.
Ryan Mash
Class of 2019

Explore our Public Policy degree

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Best Colleges and Regional Universities, North

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Internship Opportunities

Princeton Review


Best College for Business Majors

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