Policy Studies

About the Policy Studies Program

Discover how to make social change happen through the exciting field of public policy! With a focus on critical sustainability issues - from the climate emergency to decolonization and racial justice - the Policy Studies program at KPU equips you with the knowledge, insights and skills to make a difference in your community and beyond.

During your studies, applied seminars, a Practicum, and CityLab courses provide real-world situations for you to develop applied skills. You will work with sustainability practitioners on community-based projects. At the same time, you will learn about sustainability from the perspective of environmental studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, and public policy, leading to a strong and integrated skill set for graduates.

Successful Policy Studies students are looking for a program of study that challenges them to address critical sustainability issues, such as affordable housing, racial justice, sustainable urbanization, the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency. POST students develop the critical and ethical skills necessary to successfully engage in societal change.

Declare your POST Major or POST Minor!

Policy Studies has launched the KPU Climate+ Challenge!

The Climate+ Challenge is a KPU-wide initiative that engages students and instructors in learning about climate change, through an empathetic and solutions-oriented lens. Every one of us, in all disciplines, can take action to stop accelerated climate change!

We can all contribute to a better understanding of the challenges, and apply critical and creative thinking, testing and innovation to find solutions. Interested? Please get in touch! Or register in a Climate+ Challenge course