Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership

Pursue Your Passion

The coalescence of a multidisciplinary liberal arts degree and practical experience, the Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership initiates students to the many facets of public policy—from the economic and political to the psychological and cultural. The program focuses on understanding how public policy decisions are made, and how civic leaders in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector contribute to collective problem solving.

The program provides undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from a professional school, allowing for easy progression to advanced degree programs and employment across the sectors. The major consists of 40 credits including a capstone seminar completed the final semester of the fourth year.

Eligible Applicants

UVA students who will have 60 credits by Aug 1, 2021

Application Dates

Opening: October 1, 2020
UVA Student Deadline: Jan 29, 2021
Transfer Student Deadline: Mar 1, 2021


Admissions Contact

Anne Carter Mulligan
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Many backgrounds. One ethos.

Many backgrounds. One ethos.

We strive to be a community that exemplifies equality and tolerance; where inclusion is a given and public service is an expectation.