Public Administration and Public Affairs

Political Science majors may complete a track in Public Administration and Public Affairs. It develops analytic and quantitative skills, while providing substantive knowledge of a range of public-policy problems, and the management systems designed to implement policy decisions.This track is designed for students who may seek a career in government service at the federal, state, or local level. You can read more about career opportunities in the 2018 Guide to Careers in Public Administration.

Students in this track complete the core courses required for the Political Science major as well as PS 135: State and Local Government, PS 232: Public Administration, and PS 480: Political Science Internship. For their remaining Political Science electives, students choose four courses from the following: PS 216, 227, 230, 231, 319, 322, 325, 327, 329.

Students in this track would complete their cognate in one of two ways. For option one students complete HIST 110-111, HIST 120-121, ECO 153, ECO 154, ACC 253, ACC 254. Option two entails completing a minor, concentration, or another special program in consultation with Dr. Harris, the track advisor.

Public Administration and Public Affairs Track

39 Political Science Credits

18 Credit Cognate (option 1)

Political Science Electives (4 courses from the following):

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