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Public Policy BS

Explore the intersection of public policy, technology, and our natural world. The major provides students with an opportunity to integrate their interests in science, technology, government, economics, and other social science fields while analyzing policy in terms of complex, interconnected systems.

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

Policy Analyst; Program Evaluator; Regulatory Affairs Specialist; Program Manager; Energy Efficiency Advisor; Research Assistant; Program Specialist

Select program hiring partners

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, McNabb Pharmacy & Home Healthcare, NFP Telecom, NY State Assembly, Senator Kristen Gillibrand Office


  • Politics

  • International Affairs

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Non-Profit

  • Other Industries


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 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 33.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 50.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 33.00%
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. Learn more about how co-op at RIT is designed for your success