Joint Major in Public Policy

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295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor • New York, NY 10012 • 212-998-7512 (Wagner)
19 West 4th Street • New York, NY 10012 • 212-998-8500 (Politics, CAS)

Directors of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Beck (Politics, CAS) 
Professor Bertelli (Wagner)

The undergraduate major in public policy, jointly offered by the NYU College of Arts and Science and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, prepares students to play roles in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of policies that address the challenges faced by domestic and global publics in the twenty-first century. Students in the major acquire critical conceptual, analytical, and quantitative skills related to the policy making process and learn how to ethically apply these skills in the assessment of alternative policy responses to a broad range of public issues. Grounded in the principles of social science, the major is particularly appropriate for students who are both passionate about policy problems and dedicated to reaching solutions to these problems through the use of logic and evidence.

The public policy major prepares students for careers in government, the non-profit sector, research, and other fields involved in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of public policies.