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The Public Policy Analysis Program (PPA)

PPA News

Interested in the PPA Major?

We welcome you to attend an information session with PPA students and faculty on Thursday, April 3 at 4:15 p.m. in the Carnegie Lounge.

Friday, April 25 - PPA Senior Thesis Conference

  • All years and majors welcome!
  • Time: TBA

Please see our "News and Events" section for more important details regarding all announcements. 

The Program in Public Policy Analysis is one of Pomona College’s most distinctive majors. Usually reserved for graduate level study, this multi-disciplinary major melds education in a traditional academic field (such as economics or biology) with a core curriculum in policy analysis. It combines the broad and disciplined foundations of a liberal arts curriculum with the hands-on, problem-focused approach of policy studies. Seniors in this program complete a 216-hour policy related internship in the fall semester and then a thesis in the spring semester.  The Program in Public Policy Analysis seeks to provide a distinctive liberal education for leaders in our global society, who will face socially complex and ethically challenging issues and decisions. 

The field of public policy analysis has emerged over the past few decades in response to the social need for inquiries and prescriptions which transcend the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The PPA program accomplishes this by offering a broad array of analytical techniques, a wide perspective on pressing social issues, and practical experience in the dynamics of policy-making organizations.

The program has 11 formal majors, but also welcomes students who design special majors to meet their unique academic interests. In addition to the Director and Associate Director the program is also supported by Departmental Faculty Liaisons.

Faculty
Name/ContactTitleProfileWebPhoneLocation
Richard WorthingtonProgram Coordinator and Professor of Politics (909) 607-3529Carnegie 102
Staff
Name/ContactTitlePhoneLocation
Hilary LaConteAssociate Director (909) 621-8189Carnegie 104
Student Liaisons
Name/ContactExtension
Annie  Niehaus
Chuck  Herman
Ethan Grossman

Mailing AddressPomona College, Public Policy Analysis, 425 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 621-8189

Fax(909) 607-1274

Campus LocationCarnegie 104