The Public Service and Administration (PSA) major prepares students for career advancement in government and in nonprofit organizations. This major is offered in partnership with the Department of Public Administration and is available fully online. Students gain first-hand knowledge of effective practices in the government and nonprofit sectors as well as experience in networking and professional development.
Courses in the major cover topics such as public budgeting, strategic planning, leadership, public policy, ethics, and organizational development. They are taught by an accomplished faculty of scholars and practitioners - including, for example, managers at the federal, state, and local levels, and executives of non-profit organizations. The online format is designed to accommodate professionals with competing priorities for their time, which may make travelling to campus more challenging.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations related to public administration will have about a 13% increase in employment opportunities between 2012 and 2022.