Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Public Policy Major at Gettysburg College will demonstrate:

  1. the ability to recognize and articulate how public policy issues are defined and framed within the context of a given discipline;
  2. the ability to analyze public problems and evaluate policy alternatives against criteria such as equity, efficiency, and effectiveness;
  3. an understanding of the political institutions that make public policy and of the non-governmental entities that influence policymaking;
  4. an understanding of specific policy areas, problems, and policy alternatives.