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Public Policy


About Public Policy

The program in Public Policy consist of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of the development and implementation of important public policies affecting the lives of local, regional, and state residents. This program is designed to equip students with the skill and tools to successfully engage in civic debate and to critically evaluate and analyze the development and implementation of substantive public policies, while providing an opportunity to work with governmental and non‐governmental organizations and agencies in a direct way.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Programs Offered

Degree Option

  • Public Policy

Certificate Option

  • Public Policy

Transfer Options and Opportunities

SMC students have many options and opportunities for transfer. Make your choice and see what you need to qualify.

Completion of major requirements does not satisfy all transfer admission requirements to UC, CSU, California Private, Out of State, or International institutions.

Please note: Not all schools offer this major.

For additional information visit the Philosophy and Social Sciences department website.