Solving real-world policy challenges requires the use of multi-disciplinary tools to analyze problems, determine the best means to deal with those problems, and decide on the best course of action. An undergraduate Major in Public Policy provides a unique opportunity for students in Social Science disciplines to think in an interdisciplinary way, by drawing on theories and approaches, as well as tool kits developed in the core disciplines of Economics and Political Science, and beyond.
Students in this program develop theoretical and applied reasoning skills in policy analysis, as well as a solid grounding in quantitative methods and research.
- Apply to the Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus
- Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English and Calculus and Vectors are required
- Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits
Public Policy (major)
Advice for First Year
Students are required to take the following courses in order to qualify for the undergraduate major in public policy.
- ECO 100Y1 - Introduction to Economics or ECO 105Y1 - Principles of Economics for Non-Specialists
- POL 101Y1 - Democracy, Dictatorship, War, and Peace: An Introduction
- MAT 133Y1 - Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce
The major is meant to complement majors in economics, political science and sociology.