Excited to make your world a better place? Start here.
Public policy makers change the world.
Your studies integrate a number of disciplines—all designed to help you analyze, explain and contribute to the development and implementation of policies to solve problems.
You'll be prepared to compete for jobs in the public and private sectors, or advance into graduate school after gaining valuable, relevant and practical experience outside the classroom.
Forget essays; write policy memos and briefs, just like you'll do in your career. Take grant—and technical—writing classes. Learn cost management and organizational behavior. Intern with governments, hospitals and other institutions designed to serve the public.
Three separate tracks—domestic, international and public administration—let you focus on what's most important to you. From there you can dive further into topics such as health care, education, environmental policy and more. Whatever you decide to do, you'll get the skills and relevant experience to succeed from day one in many jobs.
From here to anywhere
Develop international policy in a foreign country. Fight for stricter environmental law. Coordinate emergency management with a large Boston hospital. These are the things our graduates and interns do.
Or be better prepared than your peers to go to graduate school by winning fellowships and presenting at conferences as an undergraduate.
Our nationally-recognized Global Opportunities program supports you as you travel to experience other cultures, and build competence which looks great on resumes.
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that public policy majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Introduction to Public Policy
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Environment Policy
- Healthcare Policy
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.