This is an applied, interdisciplinary program founded in the social sciences. The focus is on the issues of public policy and the advocacy necessary to change policy. The program combines academic study with experiential learning (primarily internships), and benefits from and is enriched by its location in Albany, the center of government for New York State. Students in this program may apply for full-semester, full-time internships with the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate.
The Public Affairs and Public Policy program prepares students for careers in municipal, county, state, and federal government agencies. This is an excellent course of study for students planning to go on to a graduate program in Public Administration.