Earn Your Bachelor's Degree at the School of Public Affairs

SPA's undergraduate programs are ranked among the best in the world, preparing graduates not only for rewarding jobs after graduation, but empowering them with practical skills, and the adaptability to navigate a changing world. Our personalized teaching and experiential education transform the student experience. We empower those who seek knowledge to conduct and produce research. And we promote engagement to build a bridge between academic thought and policy planning.

Government Majors

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Interdisciplinary Studies: CLEG (BA)

For students who want a breadth of background necessary to participate in decision making for public affairs.

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Political Science (BA)

Learn campaign management, public affairs advocacy, and analysis of the political process.

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Data Sciences for Political Science (BS)

Coming Fall 2019 — this program focuses on data sciences and public affairs as an aspect of a broad liberal arts education.

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Justice, Law & Criminology Majors

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Justice & Law (BA)

Learn about critically important challenges at the intersection of justice and law.

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Legal Studies (BA)

Study how law intersects with theories of justice and justice systems.

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Data Sciences for Justice, Law, & Criminology (BS)

Coming Fall 2019 — analyze the foundations, functions, and data for the policies and procedures of justice.

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Academic Certificate Programs

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Leadership Program

The SPA Leadership Program, created in 1990, offers students the experience, skills, and knowledge to prepare them for leadership roles in public service.

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Lincoln Scholars Program

For students who want to explore the great questions of moral and political life in a context of intellectual and political diversity.

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Politics, Policy and Law (PPL) Scholars

Students work closely with faculty who teach and public in the areas of politics, policy, and law.

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Alain Xiong-Calmes: Obama Foundation Internship

Alain Xiong-Calmes SPA/BA '18 tells us how he landed an internship at the Obama Foundation.

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