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Public Administration Minor

Study Minor in Public Administration at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll set yourself apart in your future job search with a minor that equips you with knowledge necessary for careers with state and federal agencies, as well as publicly funded and nonprofit organizationsShowcase sought-after skills on your résumé by earning certificates and microcredential badges, and boost your experience through hands-on internships.

Program at a Glance

The School of Business and Management cultivates students' skills, faith, and character to become business leaders who inspire change.

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Intern in local, state, and federal government offices.
  • Earn industry-valued certificates, credentials, and microcredential badges.
  • Learn about the origin and development of those who develop public policies.
  • Explore the role of a Christian in public administration careers.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid
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Program Details

The public administration minor equips students with the knowledge necessary for careers in local, state, and federal government/politics and the nonprofit sector. Students in this program go beyond theory and gain valuable hands-on experience in public administration, including in the Public Administration Practicum course, which gives students the opportunity for internships in local, state, and federal government offices.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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