Brown University
Public Policy

Declaring public policy

  1. Refer to our concentration requirements page and then fill out the concentrator's worksheet. Don't forget to include courses you have taken and those you would like to take to fulfill the requirements. Note: Filling out this form will ensure that you will have a productive meeting (step 2).

  2. Schedule an appointment to meet with Melissa Nicholaus (Student Affairs Coordinator) during her office hours. At the meeting, you will discuss your concentration plans (an override will be issued at this meeting). Fourth-semester students should schedule this meeting early, preferably by the first week of March. Remember, April 1 is the University deadline for all fourth-semester students to file a concentration. Any student who does not have an approved concentration on file will be blocked from pre-registering for fall courses.

  3. Declare your concentration using the online declaration process. Log in to ASK and then click on the "Declarations" tab. This will give you entrance to the necessary information. Note: If you have not obtained an override code in step 3, you will not be able to begin the declaration process in ASK.

  4. Once finalized, the department will approve the concentration plan online using ASK. If there are questions, we will contact you.