College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

BA in Public Administration

Program Highlights

One of the important ways that we measure the success of our program is to track the career paths of our recent graduates. We find that a majority of our students utilize their degrees in public administration and build careers in public and not-for-profit organizations. They have taken positions at all levels of government including as state auditors, legislative/administrative analysts, city planners, assistant city managers, mayors, public health directors, public housing administrators, fire fighters, police administrators, probation officers, game warden officers, personnel directors, county assessors, public finance directors, and directors of senior assisted living programs. They have positions at public universities and colleges, working as administrators and officers in financial aid, campus information, student affairs, continuing education, human resources, and teaching. They also serve in administrative positions for a wide variety of not-for-profit organizations from the American Red Cross to Habitat for Humanity to the Boys and Girls Club.