Public Policy

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Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy

"Named after President Thomas Jefferson, the Jefferson Program provides students with the intellectual tools needed to improve the quality of policymaking in the United States and abroad. It is an interdisciplinary major that focuses on analytical decision making to study diverse subjects ranging from the processes of making, implementing and evaluating government policies to the ethical evaluation of contemporary social problems." (Undergraduate Catalog)

The Program in Public Policy became an official program in 1989 although different aspects of public policy were taught in government and economics.

References

  • 2008-2009 Undergraduate Course Catalog, William and Mary, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
  • Public Policy Program folder, University Archives Subject File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.