Canadian Public Policy (CPP) is an interdisciplinary program examining economic and social policy in Canada by combining studies in political science, economics, public management, and finance.
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree options: BA major; Any degree, minor
Other degree options in the field of public policy:
- BA political science (honours, major, or minor)
- BA economics (honours, major, or minor)
- BA philosophy, politics, and economics (honours or major)
The Canadian Public Policy program at Mount Allison provides an adaptable and broad knowledge base for students interested in all levels of Canadian-based policy work, giving students a strong foundation in policy analysis and implementation.
Courses in the CPP program are drawn from established courses in economics, political science, and Commerce.
Topics of study include:
- theories and processes of public policy-making
- analysis of public policy fields like environment, health, and education
- political leadership in Canada
- Canadian federalism and intergovernmental relations
- Social and legal issues and policies in regional, national, and international contexts
- organizational behaviour, financial and management accounting
- calculus and statistics
Popular career paths for Canadian public policy graduates include:
- public policy/business analyst
- municipal administrator
- government relations officer
- policy research
- legislative/executive assistant (for MPs, provincial representatives)