Make a direct impact on the success and well-being of your community.

A Public Policy degree from Lewis will teach you how the public policy making process works as well as the current issues impacting our local, state, national, and international communities.

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.

Specialize in Policies Important to you

The Public Policy degree 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. This interdisciplinary approach gives students the opportunity to take specialized policy courses from a variety of departments across the university.

Internship Opportunities

Every Public Policy degree student will have an internship placement in the community. By working alongside government administrators, policy makers, interest groups, non-profit organizations, and within corporations, you will receive powerful insight into the real world of public policy making.

Life after Lewis

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.


For more information contact the Office of Admission at or call (815)836-5250.

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