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University of California, Santa Barbara
History of Public Policy B.A.

UCSB's Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Public Policy is the first of its kind to be offered in American higher education. The major meets the educational needs of students planning careers in public life, be they in politics, government, law, management, public advocacy, or public affairs. The major prepares students for these careers by concentrating on the social process that is central and common to them all, namely, the making of public policy. In addition, the major studies the history of public policy in various nations and time periods, from the ancient Greeks to our present day world. By studying how public policy making has evolved over time, students come to understand the effects of various factors - economic, social, and those we attribute to chance - on the process. They begin to understand how governments in their own times reached critical policy decisions and the difficulties they encountered when implementing those policies.

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