Public Administration

The emphasis in Public Administration introduces learners to the roles and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the public service sector. Learners will become familiar with various functions of public administrators in the areas of theory of leadership, finance, risk management, change management, and human resources. Particular attention is paid to the relationship of various departments and agencies within a governmental structure.

Career Opportunities: Positions as human resource managers and directors, human resource specialists, compensation and benefits managers, training and development managers, recruiters, employee assistance plan managers.

This 15-unit emphasis may be paired with the following programs: B.A. in Applied Psychology, B.A. in Applied Studies, B.A. in Leadership, B.A. in Management, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Health Sciences, and B.S. in Information Systems.

Coursework15 units
MGT 360
Risk Management
MGT 390
Project and Change Management
LEAD 320
Theory and Practice of Leadership
LEAD 330
Managerial Finance
LEAD 420
Human Resource Strategy
Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.