Courses for a Degree in Public Administration

Public Administration is the study of how decisions are made in the government. It also involves applying those government decisions to projects.

For this major you’ll take lots of public administration classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in public administration.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in public administration:

Public Administration Courses:

  • Sociology/ Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Microeconomics
  • Global Politics
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Policy Process
  • Organization Theory
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Finance
  • Public Law
  • Municipal Government and Administration
  • Federal-State-Local Relations
  • Principles of Labor Relations
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Management
  • Elites in Society
  • Race Relations
  • Women's Roles and Status
  • Social Movements and Social Change

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology