Public Administration and Social Service

The program focuses on theories, ideas, and practices of serving communities, organizing communities and neighborhoods for social action, and working as community liaisons to public agencies. It leverages community resources to give knowledge, training, and help to all community members and may allow individuals to apply their skills and knowledge to volunteer work. Students who study public administration are equipped to run government agencies, create budgets, and write laws. These rules could deal with everything from the environment to societal issues. The focus of the class discussions is on how these decisions are made and how to make the decisions that are best for society. Municipal, state, and federal governments, as well as higher education institutions, all employ people who work in public administration.