Public Policy

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Understand how policy affects all aspects of society — from urban development, international relations, and technological change to healthcare, education, and the law.

Students enrolled in the Public Policy minor at Pittsburg State will learn to:

  • Design and analyze public policies using a range of social science perspectives
  • Write and communicate clearly about policy issues
  • Engage on social issues with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Design policy solutions from diverse perspectives
  • Participate in debates about social problems and potential policy solutions

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  • Career Options

Student in the Public Policy minors prepares for careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • Policy analysis
  • Policy research
  • Policy creation for not-for-profit organizations
  • Policy consults for business and government entities

About History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department

Solving the Real-World Issues of Today and Tomorrow 

Pittsburg State University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences consists of those specialties that have emerged as so desirable in the 21st century labor force. Students use the tools from GeographyHistoryPhilosophyPolitical ScienceCriminal JusticeSociology and Social Work programs and coursework to examine issues and to find sustainable solutions to complex problems affecting individuals, families, and society. 

The mission of the School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences programs is to provide high quality instruction to students in ways that emphasize active learning, problem solving, and critical thinking through transformative experiences. Through our efforts, we aim to increase everyone’s awareness of how the ethnic, cultural, and other forms of diversity affect society. We invite you to visit the individual program areas to learn more about each field of study. 

Diversity and Inclusion: We are committed to collaboration, respect, understanding for all students, staff, and faculty. The programs of the School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State University embraces a commitment to diversity as a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.   

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