The undergraduate public administration program is housed in the Department of Government and provides a liberal arts education to the career-oriented student. Three full-time faculty members provide instruction in the program located on the first floor of the Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Building. Only five Texas universities, including Stephen F. Austin State University, offer an undergraduate program in public administration.
The Degree Program
The undergraduate public administration major is a 30 hour program. Students are required to complete a 21 semester hour core consisting of an introductory course in public administration and computer science and courses in public policy, personnel administration, management of public organizations, policy analysis, and budgeting. In addition, students must complete nine hours of electives within the discipline of political science. Among other courses on the executive, legislative, state governments or urban affairs.
- Students for Public Administration is a specialized organization providing information for students seeking public sector employment. It is common for the organization to adopt a service project for the year.
- Pi Alpha Alpha, a chapter of the National Honorary Society for Public Affairs and Administration, also housed in the department. Membership in the organization is available for outstanding, qualified students.
For more information, contact the Department of Government at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.3903.