University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy



Undergraduate Program


Undergraduate Program in Public Policy

UCR is currently the only UC campus to offer a public policy major. Housed in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), UCR's undergraduate public policy program provides you with the research, analytical, and management skills needed for careers in public service as well as not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

As an undergraduate public policy major you can specialize in two of six tracks:

  • health/population policy
  • social/cultural/family policy
  • economic policy
  • urban/environmental policy
  • policy institutions and processes
  • international/foreign policy

You may use courses from 12 departments to satisfy program requirements: anthropology, economics, environmental sciences, ethnic studies, film and visual culture, history, political science, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and women's studies.

For more information, visit the undergraduate public policy program website.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

School of Public Policy
Anil B. Deolalikar
Founding Dean
Professor of Economics

Student Affairs
Tel: (951) 827-2334
E-mail: jolene.sedita@ucr.edu

Dean’s Office
4133 CHASS Interdisciplinary South
Tel: (951) 827-5564
E-mail: spp-dean@ucr.edu

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