Ron Zimmer, Ph.D., is Director of the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.
The Martin School of Public Policy & Administration’s Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy is a program that teaches students how to use scientific methods to make evidence-based decisions on problems that affect the public sector and societal welfare and how to design and implement public policy in a complex environment. It develops leadership skills that enable graduates to lead public and nonprofit organizations. Course work draws on diverse perspectives that enable students to examine critical public and social problems and measure the effects of proposed and existing policy solutions to those problems. Armed with a sophisticated understanding of how governments and markets work, public policy majors will learn to read critically, think analytically, and write concisely in preparation for careers in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors or to pursue graduate study in public policy and administration, international affairs, law, or other social science fields.
Bachelor of Arts