School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE)
PACE is a collaborative interdisciplinary unit of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Gerontology, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world.
Criminal Justice Studies Program
Positioned within a rich urban atmosphere, the multidisciplinary Criminal Justice Studies Program explores the connections between law, crime and justice. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking about criminal justice systems, the administration of justice, legal studies, and the political economy. It includes a culminating field experience for majors and minors.
Environmental Studies Program
Our program draws upon the environmental leadership of the San Francisco Bay region, the strong campus commitment to social justice, and active campus sustainability efforts. Environmental Studies is a field that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines, challenging faculty and students to look at environmental issues from a variety of perspectives.
Public Administration Program
Housed in the School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement (PACE) in the College of Health & Social Sciences, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program offers students the opportunity to earn their MPA by taking a mix of in-person and hybrid courses in the heart of downtown San Francisco. The MPA Program is nationally accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA).