Ethics & Public Policy

Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Develop the skills to tackle pressing global challenges and graduate ready to put them to use.

Why Earn Your BA in Ethics and Public Policy?

Be well-equipped for a rewarding career in law, banking and finance, politics, journalism and broadcasting, industry, teaching, business management and many branches of public service and advocacy.

Why Major in Ethics and Public Policy at Adelphi?

  • Gain interdisciplinary insights from philosophy, political science and economics as you sharpen your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Receive one-on-one attention from outstanding scholars who are committed to motivating, mentoring and inspiring you.
  • Prepare to join the next generation of ethical leaders making an impact in the business, government and nonprofit worlds.

Adelphi’s faculty are committed to providing a personalized educational experience to each student.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our undergraduate and graduate students have jobs or are continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

The BA in Ethics and Public Policy gives me insight into how often philosophy, political science and economics are used in the legal world. Philosophy connects ideas from past philosophers with lawyers using them to deal with situations in present day. Political science shows how often the current political climate can affect legal decisions, while economics shows how legal decisions affect the current economy.

Valery Vasquez First-year Ethics and Public Policy Major

Minor in Ethics, Law & Justice

In consultation with an adviser, you will plan an individualized program suitable to your needs and interests to complement your major.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

As an ethics and public policy major you will do more than reading, writing and attending class. At Adelphi, you’ll have countless chances to extend your learning outside the classroom, using your tools of analysis to investigate contemporary problems and their ethical, economic and policy challenges. Develop, research and present your own capstone seminar; do independent research; intern or volunteer with a nonprofit to deepen your understanding of topics including public health crises, terrorism and counterterrorism, employment and automation, security vs. privacy and economic development.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Alumnae Hall 124

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