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Public Administration Track

The public administration track allows students to gain the practical and applied skills necessary to be job-ready for work as administrators in governmental and non-profit agencies. This track requires an internship.

Required Core Courses (18 cr.)

  • Y103 Introduction to American Politics
  • Y302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society
  • Y306 State and Local Government or Y308 Urban Politics
  • Y387 Research Methods
  • Y482 Practicum: Internship in Public Service (must serve a minimum of a 3-hour internship in an approved public or nongovernmental [nonprofit] organization)
  • Y490 Senior Seminar in Political Science

300-400 Level Public Service Courses (6 cr.)

Student must complete at least two 300-400 level courses in the public service area. These include:

  • Y402 Politics of the Budgetary Process
  • Y403 Legal Issues in Public Bureaucracy
  • Y404 Political Issues in Public Personnel Management

(Interdisciplinary concentrations in other areas may be substituted for these 300-400-level distributional requirements upon recommendation of academic advisor.)

300-400 Level Distribution Requirements (6 cr.)

Students must complete at least two other 300-400-level courses in political science from any of the following areas: comparative politics, international relations, and theory.

Recommended Courses

It is strongly recommended that students complete MATH K300 Statistical Techniques.

Campus Events

Accreditation Open House

Accreditation Open House

February 27th, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring Open House

Spring Open House

March 2nd, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Graduate Spring Open House

Graduate Spring Open House

March 2nd, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Graduate School of Business Information Session

Graduate School of Business Information Session

March 5th, 2019

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

STEM FAIR & EXPO

STEM FAIR & EXPO

March 14th, 2019

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

StratCom Fair

StratCom Fair

March 20th, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chancellor's Medallion Dinner

Chancellor's Medallion Dinner

April 6th, 2019

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

IUS Internship & Career Fair

IUS Internship & Career Fair

April 11th, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Healthcare Fair

Healthcare Fair

April 11th, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Last Day of Spring Classes

Last Day of Spring Classes

April 22nd, 2019

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