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Social and Economic Development Policy (B.S.)

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A degree in social and economic development policy at Illinois Tech will help you hone your knowledge of how globalization is impacting your local community and vice versa. It will equip you with the skills you need to work on the front lines of public policy development, opening doors to careers that are actively engaged with the social, economic, and environmental policy issues that are as fundamental today as they will be decades into the future. You will also focus on the role technology plays in alleviating poverty, as well as how technology shapes economic competitiveness.

Illinois Tech’s focus on technology and innovation is another benefit for our policy students. You’ll have access to engineers and scientists—professionals with prevalent roles in the development field. You will have unique opportunities for interdisciplinary teamwork. Whether your policy passion area is local politics, poverty reduction, international relations, or something else entirely, this degree will prepare you to make an impact.

Program Overview

Explore how globalization is impacting your local community and vice versa. This degree program will prepare you for nonprofit and public-sector work including policy development and careers focused on social, economic, and environmental policy issues.

Career Opportunities

With this degree, you’ll stand out to prospective employers as a candidate who’s savvy with the tools of the field, including sharp critical thinking and analytical abilities, as well as familiarity with research methods and a strong foundation in economics. You'll have the expertise needed to tackle the everyday challenges faced in multiple sectors, including:

  • Government
  • Nonprofit
  • International organizations

You will also be prepared to continue on to graduate school in a number of fields.