Public Administration

Bachelor of Science

The study of Public Administration is available as both a major and a minor. Public administration involves the implementation of both public service and governmental programs and services. Students learn how budgets, planning, and management techniques lead to the effective functioning of agencies.

Courses in the major include:

  • Empirical Political Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Public Budgeting and Fiscal Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Government Internship
  • Public Policy Making

Public Administration with Paralegal Studies

The completion of the B.S. Public Administration with Paralegal Studies program will enable students to find employment as a paralegal or enhance their major. It is also beneficial for individuals preparing for Law School. Students will take courses such as Civil Litigation and Procedure, Torts and Personal Injury, Law Office Management, and Legal Research & Writing in this fascinating program.

The program entails the study of the paralegal profession as well as the limitations imposed by unauthorized practice of law. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to public except as permitted by law.

Public Administration Minor

Students choosing a minor in public administration are required to take two courses: American Government and Public Administration. An additional twelve semester hours of electives in political science complete the minor.

Kutztown University offers a wide range of courses for Public Administration minors. You can read course descriptions within the MyKU Student Information System. The courses are arranged alphabetically. Search by the prefix POL.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BS in Public Administration
    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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