Public Administration

Better understand the world and prepare to make a difference as a USJ Public Administration student

As a USJ Public Administration minor, you will develop the skills and abilities you need to prepare for public service as either a career or avocation.

Pursue a career in government, not-for-profit organizations, journalism, law, business, and education by studying subject areas such as public management, state and local government, public finance, personnel management, organizational theory, and public policy. Contact us to find out more, or apply today.

USJ’s Public Administration Program Benefits:

  • An Intensive Course of Study
    The varied curriculum includes courses such as American Public Administration, Public Policy: Health Education & Social Welfare, Criminal Justice, The American Legal Environment, and State and Local Government.
  • Internship Opportunities
    Internships in Public Administration are generally associated with government bureaucracies and non-profit civic or public service organizations. Internships are available at the local, state, and national government levels, as well as with business and lobby groups. Students can elect to arrange a semester in Washington, D.C. and intern/or study in the nation's capitol.

Requirements:

The Public Administration minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, including:

  • How Politics Affects Your Life
  • American Government
  • American Public Administration
  • At least three Public Administration electives

You should work closely with your advisor to design a program particularly suited to your career interests and needs.

Please see online catalog for further information

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
 FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION STUDENTS

Government or Business Administration:

  • Public Manager
  • Finance Officer
  • Human Resources Director
  • Policy Analyst
  • City Manager
  • Public Official
  • Grants Manager
  • Legislative Aide

Lobby/Civic Groups:

  • Lobbyist
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Law
  • Court Administrator
  • Judge
  • Arbitration Officer

Education:

  • Teacher
  • College Professor
  • Researcher

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