1. Apply social science methods and policy analysis to practical problems of government, communities, regions, and/or global issues.
2. Demonstrate the ability to apply oral and written communication skills in public appearances, written reports and documents.
3. Follow ethical principles for citing sources, using human subjects, serving the public, and working with colleagues.
4. Develop critical thinking about public policy issues and the ability to conduct professional analyses of social, political, and economic structures and bureaucratic processes.