School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.

We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.

We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Campus Opportunities

  • Career Day Job & Internship Fair

    Network with more than 100 employers offering jobs and internships 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 27 in Atwood Ballroom.
  • SOPAbowl!

    Learn about majors in the School of Public Affairs. Enjoy bowling and free food. Join us 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 in Atwood Underground.
  • SOPA in England

    The School of Public Affairs is offering courses Fall 2017 at Alnwick Castle in northern England. Pronounced "ANN - ick," the 11th century castle is sometimes used as a television and film location. Notably, it appeared in two Harry Potter movies.