The Public Policy Analysis major consists of a five-course policy sequence, a statistics/mathematics requirement, a three-class internship and thesis sequence, and a concentration chosen by the student.

With approval, students may take a Special Major. Special major applicants must select and form an advisory committee of three permanent faculty members, and present a detailed proposal to the Special Major committee, a sub-committee of the College's Curriculum Committee. If the Curriculum Committee believes the proposal is viable and appropriate, the student and special major committee develop and jointly present a detailed proposal no later than March 1 of the student’s sophomore year, unless the student plans to study abroad in the first semester of the junior year, in which case the proposal should be submitted by November 1 of the sophomore year.  It is not unusual for the Curriculum Committee to request additional information or revisions.  Specific criteria for a special major follow this introductory section.
Transfer students entering as juniors cannot normally take a Special Major, and should contact the Registrar's Office if an exception is desired.