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About Public Policy

Do issues like income inequality, the cost of health care, and climate change interest you?

The major in public policy will introduce you to the use of analytical techniques to better understand public problems and evaluate alternative solutions to those problems. It will prepare you for entry-level jobs in government, politics, and public affairs within the public, non-profit, or private sectors, or for graduate education in law, politics, public administration, public affairs, and public policy. This program takes into consideration the specific needs of adult and nontraditional students and University College-New Brunswick endorses it as an adult-friendly & working-professional program.

Admissions Process

  • First-year students begin at the School of Arts and Sciences and then go through an application process to declare the major within the Bloustein School.
  • Transfer students with at least 30 college credits completed and the required prerequisites can apply for admission directly to the Bloustein School. This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students.

Related Programs and Degrees

  • Minor
    • Pubic Policy
  • Major
    • Planning and Public Policy
  • 3-1-1 master of public policy (M.P.P.) program