Public Policy and Law

Public PolicyPUBLIC POLICY

Career/Job Title– Analyst; Lobbyist; Advocate; Researcher; Consultant.

Potential Jobs– Government; Non-profits; International NGOs; Human rights organizations

Recommended Courses Beyond HDFS

POLS 1602:Introduction to American Politics, 3052, 3847: The Policy-Making Process
SOCI 3801: Political Sociology, 3837: Sociology of Global Human Rights
WGSS 2267: Women and Poverty, 3105: The Politics of Reproduction
HIST 3562: History of Women and Gender in the United States, 1850-Present
AFAM 3307

 

Potential Internships/Fieldwork

Legislature
Advocacy groups
Human service agencies
Refer to list in Student Services Center

 

Advanced Degrees

MA in public policy, MFA, MSW with policy track, Ph.D. in public policy

 

Important Resources

University-based Child and Family ConsortiumAPA Div. 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice)

Public Policy and LawLAW

Career/Job Title – Lawyer; Paralegal; Lobbyist; Advocate; Guardian ad litem; Researcher; Forensic Social Work

Potential Jobs– Law firms, Advocacy groups, Protective services, Probation officer, Victims support, Legislative research, Mediation

Recommended Courses Beyond HDFS

POLS 3802: Constitutional Law, 3807: Constitutional Rights and Liberties, 3812: Judiciary in Political Process, 3817: Law and Society, 3822: Law and Popular Culture
SOCI 3823: The Sociology of Law: Global and Comparative Perspectives
HRTS 1007: Introduction to Human Rights, 3837: Sociology of Global Human Rights, 3202: International Human Rights
WGSS 2255: Sexualities, Activism, and Globalization

 

Potential Internships/Fieldwork

Law firms
Legislature
Advocacy groups
Human service agencies
Refer to list in Student Services Center

 

Advanced Degrees 

J.D. in Law, CP & CLA certificates for paralegals, MSW in forensic social work

 

Important Resources

A Guide to Legal Careers

APA Div. 41 (American Psychology-Law Society; AP-LS)