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Public Administration, B.S.

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Public Administration Degree

Why Study Public Administration?

Students wishing to make a difference in their community might find themselves drawn to the public sector, whether through the non-profit sector or working in local, state, or federal government. This program in Public Administration prepares students to work in a variety of operational roles in the public and non-profit sectors. 

  • Use your passion for serving your community to learn about the government and nonprofit sectors.
  • Participate in core management courses, while concentrating on various specialties including, the environment, education, criminal justice, or business.
  • Engage with faculty and mentors and present undergraduate research at national conferences.
  • Develop research and analytical skills and gain practical experience during various internship opportunities.

Giant Careers for Public Administration Professionals

Jobs in Public Administration are expected to grow by between 16% (social workers) and 18% (social and community services managers) between 2016 and 2026.

Urban and Regional Planner


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Emergency Management Director


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Nonprofit Manager


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Program Goals

  • Apply theories of governmental and public sector administration to real-world situations.
  • Examine fiscal and budgetary policies and practices found in public administration.
  • Use analytical tools to support effective decision making.
  • Present research on a public administration topic.

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