Frequently Asked Questions
B.S. IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
v What kind of job can I get with this degree? You can find jobs as:
- Account Manager
- City Management
- Client Manager
- Community Development
- Compliance Auditor
- County Government Official
- Director of Economic Development
- Federal Government Administrator
- Federal Environmental Specialist
- Financial Officer
- Human Resources Specialist
- Management Analyst
- Policy Analyst
- Private Consultant
- State Government Administrator
- Strategic Planner
- Grant Writer
- Hospital Administrator
- Hospital Chief Operations Officer
- Graduate Study
- Law School
v How many classes do I have to take? You will take a total of 120 credits hours or 40 courses.
v What kinds of classes will I have to take? You will take class in the following areas: public management, nonprofit management, critical thinking, communication, diversity, analytical skills, natural sciences, social sciences, and ethics
v How many students will be in my classes? In most cases you will have 15-25 students in each class.
v What are faculty qualifications? Ninety-three percent hold a Ph.D. and the remaining seven percent are adjunct faculty who are specialized professionals.
v Can I do an internship with this program? Yes you can participate in internship
v Can I study abroad with this degree? Yes you can!
v Will you help me find a job when I graduate? We have a career office that can help you look for a job in addition to other avenues that you may explore.
v Are there student organizations for this degree? There are several student organizations on campus.
v How can I get in touch with my professor? By telephone, email or office visit.
v Do I get an advisor to help me schedule classes? There are two academic advisors that could help you plan your studies in SPEA.
v Can I double-major? Yes, you can!
v Can I minor in anything I want? Yes, you can!