The BA in Public Policy and Public Service is a multidisciplinary program that allows students flexibility to design their own concentrations.
- Introduction to Public Policy
- One course in Statistics
- One course in Social Science Methodology
- One course in four core areas:
- Cross-Cultural and Global Affairs
- Ethics and Public Policy
- Institutions, Policy Making, and Historical Development
- Interest Groups and Social Movements
All students also are required to complete a concentration of at least 18 semester hours. Concentrations can be proposed/created by the student, in consultation with their faculty advisor, and may include courses from the core areas, as well as from other areas. Below is a list of some typical concentration areas. Click a concentration listing to see suggested coursework for each.
- American Foreign Policy
- Civic Engagement and Public Policy
- Environmental Policy
- Food Policy
- Global Health
- Globalization and Public Policy
- Government Institutions and Policy Making in the United States
- Public Policy and International Economic Issues
- Religion, Conflict and Mediation
- The Struggle for Social Justice in Historical Perspective
- Urban Policy
- War and Violence
- Women and Development
Five Hofstra students left for D.C. in January, excited to bear witness to the peaceful transfer of power. They came back with a greater appreciation for the transformative power of conversation with someone whose views differ from their own.