Careers That Make a Difference

We prepare you for "impact careers"

  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Emergency Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Urban Studies

Learning Experiences that set you apart

  • Hands-on community projects
  • Applied skills
  • Internships
  • ‚Äčand many more...
Here's more about our programs and exciting opportunities!  

Learn how you can take the first small step to solving contemporary problems.

We offer interdisciplinary majors in:

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Alumni in the news

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Students and community members get involved with centers related to Public Affairs, Food in Community and Culture, and Hmong Studies.

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Internship Opportunities

Internships are available in city, county, and state organizations that provide valuable, hands-on training and work experience within the field.

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Scholarships Available

Multiple scholarships are offered to Public and Environmental Affairs students in order to make the cost of learning more affordable and achievable.

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Individual Learning Opportunities

Choose from Teaching or Research Assistantships, Honors in the Major, Internships, and more.

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Alumni Making a Difference

Alumni in the news and current careers.

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Get Involved

Check out our student clubs, social media and more.


Participate in Public Events

Attend conferences,"Celebrating Students," TEDX talks, IPAT film festivals, "Posters in the Rotunda," Academic Excellence Symposium, Strategic Philanthropy Awards, and more.


Community Partnerships

Through class projects, internships, and other venues, students partner with non-profits, businesses, government offices, and other organizations.