BA or BS in Planning, Public Policy and Management
The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) offers an undergraduate major for students interested in public or nonprofit careers who seek to make a difference in their communities. Our approach is action-oriented, interdisciplinary, and focused on solving real-world problems. The size of the program is limited to create an environment that offers close student-faculty collaboration. Academic coursework and learning opportunities such as internships and field programs create a hands-on educational climate that is both exciting and challenging.
A degree with a major in planning, public policy and management (B.A. or B.S.) provides a sound basis for graduate study in fields such as urban planning, public policy, public management, business, law, journalism, public health and social welfare. In addition, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in public service, and nonprofit and private firms that address issues allied to planning, public policy and public management.