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Public Policy, B.Sc.

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Chicago, IL, United States
A Public Policy degree from Lewis University will teach you how the public policy making process works as well as the current issues impacting our local, state, national, and international communities.
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Our governments, non-profits, interest groups, and corporations need analysts who understand how policy making works.  This degree teaches you how to influence the public, leaders, and government representatives to pay attention to issues in order to solve today’s problems.

The Public Policy degree from Lewis University allows students to choose electives that enable them to focus on a particular policy area based on their interests—environmental policy; gender, sexuality, and the family; international and foreign policy; society and the legal system; and transportation policy. 

Career options:

A Public Policy degree is the perfect preparation for a wide range of career options, including a government career, law school, graduate school, or working with non-profits and corporations.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American National Government
  • Research Methods
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy Formation and Analysis
  • Issues in Public Policy
  • Internship in Political Science
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Basic Microeconomics
  • Government and Business
  • State and Local Government
  • Congress
  • American Presidency
  • Principles of Environmental Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements


  • Completed Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or GED score
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • $40 application fee
  • Although not required, Lewis encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation to improve their admission possibilities.

International undergraduate applicants:

  • Undergraduate Application
  • Secondary School score report and graduation certificate
  • English Test Score Report (see more information below)
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33270 USD/year
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  • National

    33270 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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