The School of Business
Department of Public Administration
Public policymakers, administrators, and public institutions shape our lives on the global, national, regional and local levels daily. The Public Administration Program is a major vehicle for fulfilling the College’s teaching, research and service mission in the area of public service delivery.
Its mission is to produce high performance leaders, administrators, advocates, analysts, problem solvers and change agents in: the governmental and nonprofit sectors; community based organizations; multinational institutions; as well as to prepare students for admission and completion of graduate and/or professional studies.
The Public Administration Program provides students with cutting edge knowledge, marketable skills and valuable world experience through academic courses, fieldwork and internships.
The Department of Public Administration offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and the Associate of Science in Public Administration. Students take specified course work in the College Core, Department Core, essential tools and electives. All students are required to complete an Internship or a Public Service Practicum, and a Capstone Seminar in their senior year. At the baccalaureate level, students may choose from among five concentrations:
- Public Policy
- Public Sector Management
- Criminal Justice Administration
- International Administration
- Urban Administration
- Nonprofit Administration
- General Public Administration Studies, which is an approved, customized course of study.
The program offers a strong foundation in public managerial theory and practice, public service, public policy, international administration, ethics, and information technology.
Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to understand and critically analyze past, present and future trends in Public Administration; and how public policy and programs can change our world.