Brown University
Public Policy

Courses

The core requirements provide concentrators with the foundation for understanding and conducting policy analysis. The elective requirements provide a grounding in the varied contexts in which policy is made and applied. Students may also apply to Brown's Engaged Scholars Program, which enables students to gain hands-on experience working with community partners to address important social challenges.

Core Classes

The core requirements provide concentrators with the foundation for understanding and conducting policy analysis.

Policy Designated Electives

To complete a concentration in public policy, 2 electives must be policy-designated, meaning courses within the public policy department or from the following list of approved classes. All three broad electives must be in different subject areas.

Other Electives

To complete a concentration in public policy, broad electives and both specialization courses must be courses relating to policy areas, but not necessarily in the policy department. The following list encompasses courses related to policy, sorted by subject area.