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Undergraduate Major - Education and Public Policy

Welcome to Education and Public Policy (EPP). We offer an interdisciplinary major for students interested in the design, implementation and improvement of policy aimed at the betterment of a diverse and democratic society. 

Through the investigation of current policy challenges, EPP students develop skills in research and analysis. The major blends core courses in educational policy with foundations courses in sociology, political science, economics, business, and research methods. Elective courses within the major include policy problems, public systems, leadership, ethics, diversity, equality, and equity. In addition to academic studies, the EPP major includes a semester field experience culminating in a real-world, meaningful research project.

Graduates of the EPP program are ready to enter professional careers in the U.S. or around the world in educational organizations, government, community development, public service, and non-profits. They also enter a variety of graduate programs including educational policy, public policy, public administration, sociology and law.

Find out more at our Bulletin page! The Education Policy Studies Department also offers an Undergraduate Minor in EPS; find out more here.