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Public Policy & Public Service - Capitol Hill


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
  • Internship

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.

Paul and Hannah

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.

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