If public policy is right for you as a first or second major, follow the major declaration guidelines established by the Duke Academic Advising Center. A minor in public policy is not offered.

All Public Policy majors are automatically assigned a faculty advisor in the Sanford School. However, you may select a different faculty advisor with that faculty advisor’s permission. Once permission is granted please contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for this change to be made in DukeHub. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor to inquire about course selections, career and internship aspirations, research opportunities and the like.

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Suzanne Pierce

Student Services Coordinator

Suzanne Pierce is the Student Services Coordinator for the Public Policy Undergraduate Program.  She has over 24 years of experience at Duke University working with undergraduate students. 


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All Public Policy first majors are REQUIRED to meet with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator each advising period prior to course registration. These meetings allow for discussion of major requirements, individual progress toward the degree and clearance for enrollment eligibility in ACES. Only graduating seniors and students studying away may conduct this meeting via email. Information regarding appointment scheduling will be emailed prior to the advising period.

Second majors should refer to their first major department for instructions on registration eligibility.


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