Curriculum

Ford Institute students give a presentation.

Completion of all Ford Institute requirements leads to a concentration in Public Policy and Service. A concentration is a focus in a specific area of study that is selected in addition to a major (and minor, if applicable).

Each student is required to choose a major sometime before junior year. Often, course requirements for the Ford Institute overlap with major courses or other requirements of the college. We have student members from over twenty-five different majors. Involvement in the Ford Institute is an exceptional complement to a range of interests, including Pre-Law, Non-Profit Management, Journalism, Business, Education, Advocacy, Human Rights, Healthcare/Public Health, Government, Campaigns/Elections, and Sustainability/Environmental Studies. Opportunities through the Ford Institute help students find specific interests and strengths, as well as network with alumni and experts within their fields.

The Ford Institute concentration requires 5.5 units of coursework to complete, plus one unit of internship, as well as attendance at lectures and a commitment to community service.

Ford Requirements

Ford students can further explore specific interests through newly-implemented tracks.