Frequently Asked Questions

B.S. IN PUBLIC Administration

 

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

 

How many classes do I have to take? You will take a total of 120 credits hours or 40 courses.

 

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

 

How many students will be in my classes? In most cases you will have 15-25 students in each class.

 

What are faculty qualifications? Ninety-three percent hold a Ph.D. and the remaining seven percent are adjunct faculty who are specialized professionals.

 

Can I do an internship with this program? Yes you can participate in internship

 

Can I study abroad with this degree? Yes you can!

 

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.

 

Are there student organizations for this degree? There are several student organizations on campus.

 

How can I get in touch with my professor? By telephone, email or office visit.

 

Do I get an advisor to help me schedule classes? There are two academic advisors that could help you plan your studies in SPEA.

 

Can I double-major? Yes, you can!

Can I minor in anything I want? Yes, you can!