Policy and Community Development

Build and lead stronger communities.

The fields of policy studies and community development are aimed at finding democratic solutions to social problems. Learn how these applied, transdisciplinary fields work together to foster evidence-based policy making and community well-being.

Work directly on civic projects in collaboration with community groups, governments, or policy organizations. Land internships and contribute to teams working on policy and research, community organizing, or environmental justice. Add a concentration in law, environment, or health to customize your degree and support your career trajectory. Learn a modern language, work on community projects, and participate in experiential, applied learning through a study abroad or study away program. Conduct real research as an undergraduate. Plus, get to know your professors on a first-name basis in a department committed to personalized attention and small class sizes.

"I fell in love with the campus environment and how the students interacted. The faculty made me feel like this is someplace that actually cares about its students."Will Fiedler '22

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