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 theUnited States.
- PA 3000 Overview of the Nonprofit Sector: Exploration and analysis of organizational opportunities and challenges facing the sector in the U.S. and abroad, as well as in-depth discussion of a range of ways to work in the nonprofit sector.
- PA 5000 Special Topics: Special topics in public administration (i.e., The Vocation of Public Service).
- PA 5100 Independent Study: Individual students with specific interests in public administration work on a tutorial basis with an appropriate professor.
- PA 6000 The Vocation of Public Service: The exploration of the concept of public service as a “vocation,” envisioning public service as a means of self-expression through which citizen-servants discover meaning and purpose in their lives by promoting the common good as well as forging and developing the bonds of community among a body of diverse people. This concept is contextualized in the “real-life” choices made by and the experiences of public servants.
- PA 6100 PSA Internship: Supervised work opportunity to explore public service professional interests and gain experience in the public or nonprofit sector.
Figure created by Dr. Catherine Wilson (2018)