Public Administration

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

PA 1050 : Public Administration

Administrative politics, law, and ethics, organizational theory and technical fields, such as budgeting, planning, and personnel.

Credits

3

PA 2000 : Public Policy

Theories of public policy making, national public policies, and contemporary issues.

Credits

3

PA 3000 : Overview of Non-Profit Sector

Examination of the size, scope, central activities, and public impact of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. and abroad. Exploration of current trends and career opportunities in the nonprofit sector.

Credits

3

PA 4100 : Public Budgeting

How government and nonprofits raise revenue, engage in the budgeting process, and use budgets to manage in the public sector.

Credits

3

PA 4200 : Organizational Development

Evaluation of human capital initiatives, marketing and communication strategies, and service delivery in government and nonprofit organizations.

Credits

3

PA 5100 : Independent Study

Individual students with specific interests in public administration work on a tutorial basis with an appropriate professor.

Credits

3

PA 6000 : Vocation of Public Service

The exploration of the concept of public service as a "vocation," envisioning public service as a means of self-expression through which citizen-servants discover meaning and purpose in their lives by promoting the common good and developing the bonds of community.

Credits

3

PA 6100 : PSA Internship

Supervised work opportunity to explore public service professional interests and gain experience in the public or nonprofit sector. Prerequisite: Approval from the Chair of the Department of Public Administration.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PA 1050 :Y or PA 2000 :Y