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Public Policy BS

A public policy degree that explores the intersection of public policy, technology, and our natural world by integrating science, technology, government, economics, and other social science fields with the analysis of policy.

Program skills

Capable of conducting scientific and applied research, are polished writers and speakers and have at their disposal a number of policy analysis tools, including cost/benefit analysis, decision analysis, and computer modeling techniques. Students will be prepared to assist in the policy analysis endeavors of a company, non-profit, or government agency.

Program job titles reported

Quality Assurance Specialist; Healthcare Services; Analyst; Advocacy Specialist; Youth Development Professional; Government Relations; Program Manager

Select program hiring partners

Boys & Girls Club; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; Finger Lakes Independence Center; FLACRA; NY State Assembly; Rochester City; Senator Kristen Gillibrand Office


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 67.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 67.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success.

Cooperative education is optional, but strongly encouraged for students in the public policy degree. Students may complete a co-op or internship within the private, public, or nonprofit sectors.