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Learn by Doing.

Policy Studies Undergraduate Program

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of 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars, one of SU’s highest honors, are policy studies students


volunteer hours logged by policy studies students in 2020


policy studies majors per year build skills through experience as teaching assistants

Build Skills Through Experience

Policy studies students build skills and experience in and out of the classroom. You can earn up to 15 credits—the equivalent of a full semester—through fieldwork, internships, volunteer programs, directed research, study abroad and more. 

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Through these experiences, you will learn to:

  • Apply problem-solving techniques to address societal problems
  • Describe how public policy is implemented
  • Collect information in a variety of ways
  • Use computer programs to analyze quantitative data
  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written modes
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively on team projects
  • Explain the causes and policies of societal problems in at least one area


Policy studies majors are encouraged to spend a semester away from campus and may apply 15 credits from study abroad or internships.

Rosalyn Impink in front of Maxwell

Internship Experience through Policy Studies Public Service Practicum

I had the opportunity to go weekly to the now-former City Hall Commons and work in the Neighborhood and Business Development planning hive, right in the middle of the action. I was able to learn about ongoing and future projects and get an overview of the city’s economic development strategy.”

Rosalyn Impink '22 B.A. (PSt)

State and Local Government Public Administration Scholarship Recipient

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Policy Studies
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