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B.S. in Public Administration

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
Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln Memorial), Washington, D.C.


Returning Students

  • Students currently enrolled as of Spring 2011 with declared majors who do not change majors must meet the old general education program requirements.
  • Currently matriculated students with 30 or more credits, declaring a major or changing a major, will remain in the old general education program. (The total number of credits will be calculated at the time the major is officially declared or changed).
  • Currently matriculated students with fewer than 30 credits, declaring a major or changing a major, will be enrolled in the new general education program. (The total number of credits will be calculated at the time the major is officially declared or changed).
  • Effective Fall 2014, any students declaring or changing majors will be enrolled in the new general education program.

Checksheets for previous versions of the program are available in the Political Science Department Office (Old Main 318 A Wing)

New Students

Beginning in Fall 2011, new students will be admitted under the new general education program.
Currently matriculated students with fewer than 30 credits, declaring a major or changing a major, will also be enrolled in the new general education program.


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

Click here to view course descriptions in MyKU