Applying to Undergraduate Programs

Why Batten?

A Batten public policy degree is a multidimensional asset that allows you to turn your passion for serving the greater good into real and lasting change. We seek to cultivate ethical, enlightened policy leaders who exemplify excellence and lead with curiosity, humility, and purpose. We stand distinguished by teaching and fostering effective, value-based leadership. Our graduates aren’t just earning a degree in public policy – they’re making significant strides toward becoming the dynamic leaders the world demands.

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Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership is available to current UVA undergraduate students. Admitted students will enroll in the degree program for the final two years of their UVA undergraduate studies.

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Minor in Public Policy and Leadership

The Minor in Public Policy and Leadership is available to current UVA undergraduate students from any major outside of Batten.