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. The deadline to apply is March 1 of the student's sophomore year. Sophomore applicants who will be away in the first semester of their junior year are encouraged to submit the proposal before the March 1 deadline in case changes are requested from the Special Major committee. Transfer students entering as juniors cannot normally take a Special Major, and should contact the Registrar's Office if an exception is desired.