The Public Administration Program

Courses from economics and political science have been combined to create this minor. Eighteen credits are required, which for non-Politics majors include Financial Accounting I or Survey of Accounting; Business Statistics I, Principles of American Politics and Domestic Public Policy, and a choice of two from the following: Introduction to Management, Managerial Accounting, Organizational Behavior and Principles of Economics, Micro. 

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Combining the strengths of economics and political science, the public administration minor prepares graduates with an exposure to the theoretical and analytical background necessary to participate in public administration and policy endeavors.

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Public Administration Minor Requirements

Business Majors may not minor in Public Administration.

For those majoring in Politics, in addition to the major requirements, the following courses will be required:
EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits 
BA 102 Survey of Accounting or
     BA 100 Financial Accounting- 3 credits 
The student will also be required to take the following three courses:
BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
BA 170 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
BA 350 Statistics I - 3 credits 

For those not majoring in Politics, eighteen credits are required for the minor in Public Administration. The following courses will be required:
BA 102 Survey of Accounting - 3 credits
BA 350 Business Statistics I - 3 credits 
PS 100 Principles of American Politics - 3 credits 
PS 345 Domestic Public Policy - 3 credits 
The student will also be required to choose two courses from the following:
BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits 
BA 170 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits

Variations from above are possible with permission of the Dean of the McKenna School. A student may choose, with the departmental advisor and with the consent of the Dean, a program designed to meet individual objectives.

The above program is an interdisciplinary program under the direction of the Political Science Department. Substitutions for some of the courses above are allowed with the consent of the Dean of the McKenna School.

  • Learning Objectives

    • To achieve the quantitative and qualitative expertise necessary to gain entrance into a top ten graduate program in public policy; 
    • To develop a substantive knowledge of market economics and democratic-constitutional government as the context for American Public policy; 
    • To develop an understanding of the economic and political institutions, principles, and processes involved in public policy decision-making; 
    • To achieve a well-rounded liberal arts education consistent with a student’s professional goals.