Chatham University

Chatham University Policy Studies

Policy Studies is a multidisciplinary major, centered in economics, history, and political science, and draws upon the expertise of faculty in those disciplines. This major is built upon a single required core of courses, which provides students with the tools essential for a coherent understanding of and participation in policy making, as well as those tools necessary to undertake a policy-oriented integrative capstone project. This major also integrates internships with classroom experience, and provides applied courses focused on either American policy-making or policy making in a global context.

Policy Studies is designed to introduce students to policy making in public or private domains. It provides an appropriate foundation for students interested in public service, either in elected office or in government agencies, as well as students interested in non-governmental policy organizations. It serves as a base for graduate work in public policy and law, as well as more traditional academic fields.