USC Price School of Public Policy

Undergraduate Programs


The USC Price School’s undergraduate programs blend a liberal arts foundation with the cultivation of professional competence. Our undergraduate programs readily prepare students to enter graduate study or begin their careers at public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Price now offers three bachelor’s degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development, and the Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning.

For current undergraduate students who enrolled prior to Fall 2016, please visit the Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development page for more information.


Bachelor of Science in Public Policy

Washington DC

Are you interested in: Ensuring access to and affordability of high-quality health care? Preserving our environment while fostering economic growth? Finding innovative solutions to social problems?
Working with government, business, and community groups to lead sustainable change?

The Bachelor of Science in Public Policy combines academic coursework in economics, political science, quantitative methods, and leadership with the practical experience needed to engage communities and solve problems locally, nationally, and globally. Students will also gain an understanding of the role that government, nonprofits, and private organizations play in the policy-making process.

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Bachelor of Science
in Real Estate Development


As the real estate profession grows increasing complex, successful real estate professionals must know how to navigate and operate within the fields of finance and capital markets, regional and city planning, environmental regulation, architectural design, and public policy.

The Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development offers the most comprehensive undergraduate real estate education in the country — preparing students to grasp the many disciplines that shape real estate, while developing a diverse skill set. Students will be trained to look at the interaction between people and place, the links between real estate decision makers, and the impact real estate has on our cities and communities.

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Bachelor of Science
in Urban Studies and Planning


For the first time in history, half of the world’s population lives in cities. The challenges facing urban areas today are both complex and critical. Among these challenges are:

  • Increasing opportunities for affordable housing
  • Designing healthy neighborhoods; promoting environmental sustainability
  • Fostering social justice
  • Creating thoughtful and effective city planning

Through rigorous coursework and practical experience, the Price School’s Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning gives you the tools you need to spark real and lasting change in urban environments.

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