Policy Certificate

Your Major + Public Policy Analysis = A Marketable Combination

Why Public Policy Analysis?

Learn how to analyze and evaluate public policies, develop communication skills to assist in the policymaking process, and gain practical hands-on experience. Regardless of your major or desired career path, employers will appreciate the analytical and evaluative skills that students develop through the Public Policy Analysis Certificate (PPAC).


The Public Policy Analysis Certificate (PPAC) is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to gain skills related to the policy process and the methodology for analyzing policy problems and programs.

The certificate will be awarded by the Department of Political Science and the College of Arts and Sciences. The PPAC complements the student’s existing major(s) and serves as formal recognition that the student has satisfactorily completed the course requirements. 


The Public Policy Analysis Certificate will appear on your official transcript and gives you a skill that can be placed on your resume. Employers in all fields want to hire students who are analytical and evaluative.


For more information or to enroll in the certificate program, please contact the Public Policy Analysis Coordinator.

Kara Brant
Public Policy Analysis Coordinator
Political Science/Sociology Advisor

Dr. Kevin Smith
Public Policy Analysis Director
Political Science Department Chair