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The Knowledge, Skills and Experience to improve the lives of others


Public policy offers a liberal arts education whereby students think and learn across disciplines (interdisciplinary with core faculty with degrees in economics, history, law, philosophy, political science, public policy, sociology and sociomedical sciences).


Gain an ability to think critically and independently and to write, reason, and communicate clearly, and develop research methods and quantitative analysis skills.


Apply knowledge and skills in real world environments beyond the classroom (experiential education; internships).

With a liberal arts public policy education, you will have learned how to learn, so that you will be able to answer questions that will come up years from now, questions that nobody could even have envisioned during your college coursework, much less taught you how to answer.

According to a recent University report, UNC Public Policy is one of three UNC programs whose graduates have had the highest percentage of full-time employment within one year of graduation.

For information on majoring and double majoring in public policy, please click here.