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Public Administration


Public administration students study topics and cultivate skills that prepare them for employment in the public and non-profit sectors. Coursework focuses on public planning and decision-making, including public budgeting and human resource management. The Department of Philosophy and Government offers a minor in Public Administration.

Public Administration Minor (18 credits)

Students opting for the public administration minor complete 18 credits of coursework. The minor requires students to complete the core course in American politics and introductory course in public administration. Twelve credits of electives complete the minor. 


The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Public Administration/Paralegal Studies programs are no longer accepting new students.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Public Administration (BS)
    1. Students will be able to demonstrate mastery over general knowledge of theory and practice of Public Administration.
    2. Students will be able to demonstrate the use of financial data for decision making.
    3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of other political systems around the world and their different institutions and political culture. This also includes an ability to describe international interactions among states and non-state actors.
    4. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas orally and in writing.
    5. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to interact productively in the workforce.

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