Major in making a difference

Why choose the Ford School?

We face unprecedented, complex public challenges—inequality, climate change, access to education, refugee crises, and so much more. Our world needs the efforts of an energetic, committed, creative generation—prepared to lead. Our world needs you.

The Ford School Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy is a liberal arts degree based in the social sciences. We give students the knowledge and skills needed to think critically, analyze policy problems, understand the stakes, and design innovative solutions.

Become the next engaged leader of your community!

Our mission: The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good. We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our communities' and our world's most pressing challenges.