About the Program
The Program in Public Policy is an 18-credit undergraduate minor open to students in all disciplines. Students also have an option to receive a Certificate in Public Policy by taking 9 additional credits (for a total of 27 credits).
The Roosevelt House public policy program is based on the understanding that the preparation of informed individuals is the key to a vibrant participatory democracy. The program prepares students by providing essential research and rigorous analytical skills that are important goals of a strong liberal arts education. Our graduates are unique; they span many majors from Anthropology to Psychology, Chinese and Urban Studies to Biology. Students have an opportunity to interact first-hand with policy experts and practitioners in New York City and Washington, DC, both in the classroom and outside, and learn how policies are created, how communities come together to demand change, who benefits from specific policies, and how to best measure the impact of public policy. These are important skills that enable students to enter competitive graduate school programs or to embark on careers in public affairs and the nonprofit sector at both the national and global level.
To enroll in the public policy minor (18 credits) or certificate (27 credits), a student must have completed at least 45 credits of undergraduate study, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Courses in Public Policy
(Open only to Public Policy students)
Administration and Faculty
Shyama Venkateswar, Ph.D.
Director of the Public Policy Program and Distinguished Lecturer
Public Policy Program Faculty Advisory Committee