Bachelor of Science in Planning, Public Policy and Management Program By University of Oregon |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Planning, Public Policy and Management

Bachelor of Science in Planning, Public Policy and Management

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The undergraduate program provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts education that prepares students for work in the fields of planning, policy, and public and nonprofit management. Through course work that integrates theory and practice, the curriculum focuses on the ways governments, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions solve public problems. Students explore the economic, social, and environmental characteristics of communities and systems of governance to determine effective ways to advance the public’s goals. The curriculum helps students develop knowledge of core issues related to public policy and management as well as a specialized expertise in an area of their choosing. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in research; verbal, written, and digital communication; and working in group settings. Preparation: Students planning to pursue a major in PPPM should work to develop communication skills, analytical skills, and community experience. A broad liberal arts background, the development of analytical skills, and community volunteer and leadership experiences are excellent preparation for the PPPM major. Pre majors should consider course work or experience in English, public speaking, economics, political science, sociology, computer science, mathematics, and volunteer work. Careers: The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in planning, public policy and management provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary, liberal arts background and a sound basis for graduate study in fields such as urban planning, public policy and management, business, law, journalism, and social welfare. In addition, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in government agencies and nonprofit organizations.