Path Through the Major

EPP students become discerning research consumers and policy analysts working toward socially just reforms in the education space and beyond. The EPP major blends core courses in educational policy with courses in sociology, political science, economics, business, race and class, and research methods. Elective courses within the major include policy problems, public systems, leadership, ethics, diversity, equality, and equity.  A sample academic plan for Education and Public Policy can be found here.

We encourage students to select a concentration to structure the coursework from the third column of the curriculum check sheet. Some examples of possible concentrations are:

  • Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Political Science
  • African American Studies
  • LGBTQA Advocacy
  • Youth and Community Development
  • Crime, Law and Justice
  • International Studies
  • Women, Children, and the Family
  • Athletics
  • Museum Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Arts in Education

Examples of coursework for the concentrations are available, just contact the major.

The courses below currently meet the requirements for sections listed within the major. This is not an exhaustive list— we encourage students to explore the many opportunities available across the university. Alternative courses may be substituted with permission of an adviser.