Social Research and Public Policy Major

Designing, implementing, and evaluating policies depend on social science theory and research. Social Research and Public Policy (SRPP) offers rigorous training in both, with courses in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, International Development, and Anthropology, as well as courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods, which will enable students to critically evaluate research findings, produce original research, and become key decision makers in their areas of interest.

The flexible and multidisciplinary nature of Social Research and Public Policy is attractive to students who are concerned with the major social problems of our times such as international migration, unequal economic development, poverty and inequality, racism and sexism, environmental change, ethnic conflict, violence, as well as health inequality and population dynamics.