Undergraduate studies at the Ford School are based in social science disciplines such as sociology, economics, and political science-layered with analysis of and engagement with real-world public challenges.
Our coursework emphasizes teamwork, writing, analysis, and class participation. Ford School undergraduate students become full members of our close-knit community, and work in small groups with some of the University of Michigan's top faculty members.
At a glance
Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Minor in Public Policy
|Description||Provides U-M students with knowledge and skills to analyze policy problems, understand the stakes, and create viable solutions.||Layer a U-M degree—engineering, sociology, business, or organizational studies, for example—with perspectives from the lens of public policy.|
|Public Policy credits completed in residence||30||12|
|Additional coursework (may be completed outside Ford)||STATS 250 or SOC 210: Introduction to Statistics (4 credits); Coursework in student-declared focus area (12 credits)||Coursework in Public Policy or approved non-Public Policy electives (4 credits)|
|Total required credits to complete Ford curriculum||46||16|
|Minimum credits required to reach degree completion||120 (includes total required credits to complete Ford curriculum)||Determined by a student’s enrollment (Ex. LSA BA 120; ENGIN ME 128)|
|Number of students per cohort||80||20-25|
|Learn about our BA minor.|
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