With PAPM, the possibilities are endless.

The Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management is an excellent choice for students who are interested in engaging deeply with public issues, making a difference, and succeeding in a changing world. By combining interdisciplinary studies, in-depth examination of policy and experiential learning opportunities in the nation’s capital, B.PAPM opens doors to policy related careers in public service, politics, and non-governmental sectors.

Here's how PAPM can help you be career-ready:

  • Arthur Kroeger College

The Arthur Kroeger College is the academic home for students in B.PAPM, offering specialized academic advising, an electronic resource centre and a range of speakers and workshops. It also provides a tight-knit network of both Canadian and international students who are equally interested in bettering their society by improving public policy. AKCESS contributes to the work done by the College by hosting professional and social events.

  • Alumni Mentorship Program

The Arthur Kroeger College Alumni Mentorship Program facilitates contact between graduates and current students, providing an opportunity to develop their respective professional capabilities and networks. Alumni mentors help senior students with the transition from study to the workplace or postgraduate studies, and serve as a peer resource to help senior students set career goals and paths and effectively communicate their skills.

  • The PAPM Advantage

Carleton is well known for its teaching and research strengths in the area of public affairs. Many instructors in the Faculty of Public Affairs combine their academic expertise in public affairs with hands-on understanding, having worked as arbitrators, journalists, senior advisors or commentators on numerous national and international policy issues.

In additional to exceptional faculty, The B.PAPM program has another advantage: its location in the National Capital Region. Proximity to Parliament Hill allows students to work as House of Commons or Senate Pages or as staff of federal politicians. The presence of many federal departments and agencies, along with the government-relations offices of private corporations, and the head offices of nongovernmental and non-profit organizations, provide opportunities for co-op and contract work. These institutions, alongside foreign embassies and high commissions offer access to information and expertise.