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.
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
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What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.
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.