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110F Bert Combs Building
Morehead, KY  40351
Phone: 606-783-5419
Fax: 606-783-5092

Dr. Stephen J. Lange
Associate Dean
School of Public Affairs 
Associate Professor of Government
Phone: 606-783-5420
Email: s.lange@moreheadstate.edu 

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Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy

Program Description

The public policy major provides students with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to understand and affect public policy making in the United States, both domestic and foreign. Students will acquire the skills to study a wide range of policy areas together with an understanding of the policy making process and the interdependencies of local, state, and federal governments in the development and implementation of policy.

Students will be prepared for professional careers in any policy area in the public, non-profit, and private sectors as well as for graduate study in all areas of public policy.

This is a practical, applied degree that is well-suited to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to help their communities and region move forward and prosper.


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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 

General Education Requirements 33
PPOL 499C— Senior Seminar in Public Policy 3
General Education Total  36 

Refer to the General Education section for a complete listing of general education requirements.  Required Courses 

Complete the following:   
RAPP 101— Introduction to Public Policy 3
RAPP 203— Society, Nature and Development 3
PPOL 205— Conducting Public Policy Research 3
GOVT 141— U.S. Government 3
GOVT 242— State and Local Government 3
RAPP 300— Seminar in Regional Issues I 3
RAPP 350— Practicing Regional Analysis I 3
PPOL 400— Ethics in Public Policy 3
Total Required Courses  24 
ELECTIVE COURSEWORK
Choose four of the following courses: 
 
PPOL 220— Introduction to Development Policy
PPOL 230— Introduction to Justice Policy
PPOL 399— Topics in Public Policy
RAPP 376— Directed Research
RAPP 450— Practicing Regional Analysis II
RAPP 490— Seminar in Regional Issues II
GOVT 347— American Public Policy
ECON 201— Principles of Macroeconomics
MNGT 301— Principles of Management
 
Total Program Electives  12 

Components of Degree Requirement 

General Education 36
Program Requirements 24
Program Electives 12
Minor 21-24
General Electives 24-27
Degree Requirement Total  120 

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