Public Policy BS

  • September 22, 2023

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    RIT hosted colloquium examines ethical and social issues of emerging technology

    Earlier this month, an interdisciplinary group of RIT alumni, academics, researchers, and public policy professionals met to discuss ethical and social issues related to emerging technology and its application during a day-long session sponsored and organized by The Liberty Fund and directed by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean Lauren Hall, Ph.D.

  • May 3, 2023

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    First students transition to law school as part of 3+3 program

    RIT’s College of Liberal Arts partners with Syracuse University’s College of Law to offer an accelerated 3+3 law program. Students complete both a bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree in six years as opposed to the traditional seven-year timeline.

  • May 13, 2022

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    72 paths to a well-rounded student

    While many colleges and universities require general education courses, RIT’s immersion requirement takes it a step further. Beyond the typical writing, math, science, social science, global studies, art, and ethics requirements, students are asked to fulfill an additional nine credits in a topic of interest. The intended result is to produce well-rounded students who have gained broader, more diverse perspectives.

  • April 12, 2022

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    Public policy professor creates data platform key to highlighting local governments' parity issues

    Assistant professor of public policy, Dr. Nathan Lee, builds CivicPulse, an open-data platform available for use by both academics seeking information about local governments and by the local government officials themselves to identify issues such as gender parity. CivicPulse has collected data through surveys on some 21,000 local governments – villages, cities, towns and counties.

  • April 11, 2022

    student holding up his hand as if taking an oath in a mock trial.

    Science and law class culminates in mock trial

    The course Honors Science and the Law: Biological, Ethical and Legal Perspectives emphasizes how science permeates the profession of law and concludes with a mock trial, giving students the opportunity to use scientific evidence like cell phone triangulation, medical assessments, and crash reconstruction in the context of a real case.