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Mount Saint Vincent Announces New Degree in Public Policy


B.A. Program Responds to Demand for Expertise in Public Policy Research and Analysis

Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent has announced a new interdisciplinary program in Public Policy, further establishing the College as a leader in the area of key public policy research.

The news of the New York State Education Department’s approval of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy comes close on the heels of its approval of a Bachelor of Science in Market Data Analytics. Both programs were developed through the College’s recently announced Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research.

The Public Policy major will focus on providing students with the fundamentals of public policy, preparing them for careers in the public and private sectors. Courses, internships, and field studies are aimed at stimulating and encouraging students to consider careers characterized by the pursuit of effective and just responses to issues of inequality, discrimination, corruption, and environmental justice, both in the U.S. and globally.

“By offering a major in public policy, we are responding to students’ expressed interest in exploring the human experience in the world through the analysis of data and information,” said Guy E. Lometti, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of Faculty of the College and Chair of the Fishlinger Center’s Advisory Board. “The major will engage both social scientific and humanistic approaches to understanding human behavior and culture and will accelerate students’ ability to think critically and creatively, integrate theory and practice. Students will gain professional expertise and confidence, and will be encouraged to develop a strong work ethic, as well as the ethic of treating self, others, and society with dignity and respect.”

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About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.