Major in Policy Analysis

Improve public policy and impact the world—in your hometown, in D.C., or abroad

Develop skills to identify, dissect, and improve policy by looking at every side of the story. You’ll study everything from finance, economics, and law to national and international policy—graduating ready to launch a career in your hometown, your state capital, Washington, D.C., or abroad. You’ll also have opportunities to explore global approaches to public policy by studying in the United Kingdom, France, or the United Arab Emirates.

Policy Analysis is a math-heavy, quantitative major that uses advanced statistical modeling. Our major will introduce concepts and skills at a level you can digest, but at the same time challenge you and advance your abilities. 

Recent graduates have landed jobs with:

  • Canon Solutions America
  • Chapman and Cutler
  • U.S. Congress
  • Indiana State Senate

Recent Alumni


Jennifer Rey, BSPA’17

Project Specialist, Mission Operation

Susan G. Komen


Sara Dobbins, BSPA’18

Cybersecurity Consultant

Ernst & Young
New York City

Expert faculty

“In times of crisis, the scope for impact increases—especially for students who think outside the box. Watching our alumni work at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, we witnessed how much policy and leadership matter.”

—Kosali Simon, Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences