About Public Policy & Administration

Get a solid liberal arts education while also gaining a professional orientation in public policy and administration. You'll acquire analytical, practical and theoretical skills for public service in contemporary society.

Drawing on skills from many disciplines, you'll be prepared for a variety of career options, especially public service at all levels of governmental agencies and not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

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Public Administration

A study of the policy-making process in the American political system. Emphasis will be placed on administrative and organizational theory; selected cases of the practice of administration at the federal, state and local levels, and the differences between public and private administration.

Ethics and Public Policy

Examine the relationship between ethical theory and political decisions, practices and policies. The meaning of ethics will be discussed, and the differences between "morally right" and other criteria of right action will be explored.

Research Methods

Training in basic statistics for social sciences, including level of measurements, descriptive statistics, normal distribution, confidence interval, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, linear association and the use of personal computers for the statistical analysis of real data.