Undergraduate Courses

Courses in Public Administration are appropriate for any student at Villanova interested in a career in public service -- for example, working in the government or the nonprofit sector.  

PA 1050 Public Administration: Administrative politics, law, and ethics, organizational theory and technical fields, such as budgeting, planning, and personnel.

PA 2000 Public Policy: Theories of public policy making, national public policies, and contemporary issues.

PA 2100 City and Suburb: Politics and problems in metropolitan areas of the United States.

PA 5000 Special Topics: Special topics in public administration (i.e., The Vocation of Public Service)

PA 5100 Independent Study

May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership… Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity. Leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause. 

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.