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Law & Public Policy

Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs


Whether you're interested in launching a career on Capitol Hill, learning how to manage and motivate people, or protecting the planet, a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (BSPA) degree equips you with the skills to make a difference. With the O'Neill School's core public affairs coursework, you'll study the basics of policymaking, budgeting, and finance. You'll also pick a major and develop leadership and analytical skills that can be applied to your specific area of interest.

You can turn your interest in law into a career—working in diplomacy, homeland security, social justice advocacy, or government relations—with a major in Law and Public Policy. Explore how legal institutions and their leaders shape public policy, and learn how to work with the law to accomplish your goals.

You'll learn from top faculty across IU, including in the Maurer School of Law.