2015-16 Pomona College Catalog 
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Public Policy Analysis

Professor Richard Worthington, program coordinator
Steering Committee: Cutter, Menefee-Libey, Worthington
Hillary LaConte, Associate Director

Pomona’s Program in Public Policy Analysis (PPA) combines the broad and disciplined foundation of a liberal arts curriculum with the hands-on, problem-focused approach of policy studies. The 216-hour policy-related internship and thesis capstone sequence integrates practical experience with the knowledge base of a science or social science discipline so that students can analyze and affect an important public issue. The program offers 11 majors combining policy analysis with social or natural sciences (faculty liaisons in parentheses): anthropology (Mahdavi), biology (Hanzawa), chemistry (Taylor), economics (Clithero), environmental analysis (Cutter), geology (Reinen), physics (Penprase), politics (Menefee-Libey), psychology (Goto), sociology (Beck) and science, technology and society (Perini). Students who complete the five required components listed below will be considered to have met the requirements for majors in, for example, economics/public policy analysis. Interested students must contact the program’s associate director and preferably declare the major by the end of their sophomore year. The student’s academic advisor must be in the participating department.

1On leave fall 2015 2On leave spring 2016 3On leave 2015-16


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