University Day at the CapitolThe Public Policy BA program at UIS is located within the department of Political Science and instructed by faculty and practitioners with diverse public policy expertise. The Public Policy Bachelor’s Degree curriculum offers comprehensive training in the field of public policy, including applied policy implementation and program evaluation, which is especially important given the program’s location in the state capital of Illinois.

Students interested in careers as lawmakers, policy analysts, legislative aides, community activists, lobbyists, graduate study of public policy, and attorneys are encouraged to apply. The program’s two-track BA degree option offers concentrations in American Public Policy or Comparative/International Public Policy, equipping students with the specialized skills desired to pursue advanced studies in public policy, political science, law, and public management. Please visit the Curriculum section to learn more about these degree options and for an overview of required and elective courses.