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Courses for a Degree in Public Administration

In addition to a focus on public administration courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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