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About Public Policy

Ramapo College offers a flexible, interdisciplinary sequence of courses, listed below, leading to a minor in Public Policy. The Public Policy minor has been designed to complement such majors as Political Science, Environmental Studies, Law and Society, and International Studies. The minor moves the student beyond theory and into understanding the implications of political decision-making, laws, and governance.

The added focus on Public Policy turns the student’s attention to problems and solutions in the world of public events. The Public Policy minor enhances effective citizenship and analytical rigor, giving the student a concrete focus on application of principles and methods generated by the major. Students will be introduced to both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and may elect to concentrate on analytic strategies appropriate for their interests and professional goals.

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Classes you can Take:

Public Policy, Introduction to Political Science, American Government, Political Science Methodology, International Politics, The United States Supreme Court, Contemporary International Human Rights, Conflict Resolution

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Students earning the Public Policy minor often go on to graduate work, either at the Masters or Ph.D. level in the field of Public Policy. Public administration careers are available to Public Policy minors. Federal, state, and local governments employ professionals with a background in Public Policy.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Reporters and Correspondents$23,660 - $96,800
Public Relations Specialists$30,600 - $115,070
Public Address System and Other Announcers$20,860 - $104,880
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers$88,060 - Varies

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

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