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Public Policy Studies

The Public Policy stream prepares students for informed participation in the policy creation process, from within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Students learn how policies are initiated, developed and implemented by governments, and how other actors in society play a role in this process. By studying the theoretical and historical basis for particular policies used in Canadian and international contexts, they deepen their understanding of the forces that shape contemporary policy-making.

Course selection
When selecting politics, history, and economics courses within the PHE major, students specializing in Public Policy should include the following:

Program Streams
Program advising streams are carefully selected groups of courses designed to prepare students for employment and professional study in areas of interest to them.

    Our Politics-History-Economics grads get jobs as:

  • Community Organizers
  • Development Advisors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Policy Analysts
  • Public Servants

    Our Politics-History-Economics grads go on to study:

  • Economic Development
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Public Policy