Public Policy majors learn how to formulate, evaluate, and
promote policy options that can make a difference in their cities,
nation, and the world. The Public policy major draws from many
disciplines, including law, economics, political science, sociology,
history, urban studies, geography, and environmental studies. Our students
learn about the public policy process and also develop substantive
knowledge in policy areas such as health, education, and the environment.
What's special about the program?
The Public Policy major is in the School of Public Policy & Administration, which has offered nationally ranked and
internationally recognized graduate programs for 40+ years. Now, those
learning opportunities are available to UD undergraduates. The
distinctive Delaware model of public policy education integrates
academic excellence with professional experience by enabling students to
work side-by side with faculty and professionals to apply learning from
their classrooms to the actual policy challenges of communities and
Our faculty includes accomplished interdisciplinary
scholars and teachers who also have extensive experience working with
government, nonprofit community organizations and the commercial sector.