Public Administration

The public administration major promotes an understanding of the policies, purposes, philosophies, responsibilities, management methods, and challenges of civic leadership. Students analyze complex organizational systems; learn budgeting processes; apply new technologies; identify ethical issues; and evaluate the goals of local, state, and national governmental agencies in a changing society. Critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communication are important skills that students develop as they analyze case studies and commit themselves to continuous quality improvement. Graduates of this major are prepared to enter city, county, state, or national agencies that benefit from ethical management, efficient practices, positive public relations, and an empathetic response to the diverse social groups within and served by agencies.

Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS

MAT 20143BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

OAD 30763BUSINESS STATISTICS

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS

All above classes may be substituted for an equivalent.

Required Major Courses

HPS 13353AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

HPS 40154PHIL/ETHICS PUBLIC ADMIN

HPS 49300PUBLIC POLICY

OAD 30063BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS

OAD 33064GOVERNMENTAL BUDGETING

OAD 43564ADMIN OF PUBLIC ORGS

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