Government and Public Policy

Bachelor of Science

Program Philosophy

Public policy professionals play a key role in developing and implementing policies in areas such as the environment, energy, healthcare, poverty, transportation, education, justice system, and economic development. They educate the public and policymakers, draft laws, implement specific programs, and monitor the outcomes. Typically, public policy professionals pursue careers in government, government-related businesses, regulated industries, interest groups, and nonprofit organizations as well as graduate studies in law, public administration, public policy, political science, and healthcare administration.

Program Competencies

In addition to demonstrating college level proficiency in the Wilmington University undergraduate competencies outlined in this catalog, Government and Public Policy graduates will also be able to:

  1. Construct persuasive oral presentations to communicate effectively with various constituencies.
  2. Create persuasive position papers, press releases, and original legislation.
  3. Differentiate economic, legal, political, and governmental institutions, systems, and processes.
  4. Draft an original law based on analysis of problems or issues.
  5. Access, use, and evaluate information effectively and appropriately, and use technology to effectively locate and communicate information.
  6. Integrate an understanding of economic, legal, political, and governmental institutions, systems, and processes.

Minimum Grade Policy

The Government and Public Policy program requires a minimum grade of “C-” for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than “C-” in any required program core course must retake that course.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.