If you are looking to start a career in public service, either in local, regional or state government, the Public Administration Studies degree may be the right choice for you. You will be prepared to take on a variety of entry-level positions in government.

You will be taught the skills necessary for a broad range of professional and para-professional positions in government service. In addition to preparing students for entry into public service and public policy careers, coursework in program can prepare current civil servants for advancement.

The wide variety of elective courses in the program allow you to focus on one of several areas of study or a particular field of interest within the field of public administration, including criminal justice, political science, computer information systems, animal policy, law or health care.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce in state, county and municipal government immediately following graduation, but it also can position graduates for transfer opportunities to public affairs, public policy or public administration programs at a four-year institution.

This program is offered through the Business and Criminal Justice Department.

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NOTE: Additional educational requirements and/or certifications may be needed for some careers.

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The Center for Careers and Transfer provides career resources and services and help in identifying your skills and interests and how they connect to career possibilities. Transfer counseling services are also available and a list of transfer agreements are posted.

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Department or program information:

Ricky P. Thibodeau
Business and Criminal Justice DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223