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2007-2009 Catalog 
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration (PUB)

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310 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3470

Director: Albert C. Price

Principal Secretary: Suzanne Shivnen

Faculty: William Laverty (Political Science), Kristine Mulhorn (Health Care), Tevfik Nas (Economics), Mark Perry (Economics), Albert Price (Political Science), Stephen Rockwell (Political Science), Kathryn Schellenberg (Sociology), Suzanne Selig (Health Care)

Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration is an interdisciplinary degree designed to provide students with the conceptual knowledge, analytic and quantitative skills, and practical experience relevant for entry level positions in public and nonprofit organizations.

The interdisciplinary approach of the program is a response to the challenges of the public and nonprofit sector at federal, state and local levels, which require both administrative skill and sensitivity to the currents of social and political change. The program aims to develop a multidimensional understanding of the role of public institutions in meeting the needs of a dynamic and changing society. The program is intended to develop generalists who  possess substantive skills of administration and who understand the complexity of social problems, the responsibilities of public institutions, and the impact of those institutions on the everyday activities of the citizenry.

Program Mission and Assessment

The mission of the undergraduate program in Public Administration is to provide students with conceptual knowledge, analytical skills and practical experience relevant for entry level administrative positions in public and nonprofit organizations. The Program participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at

Programs in Public Administration

Three undergraduate concentration programs in public administration are available, all leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree: the General Program in Public Administration , the Honors Program in Public Administration , and the 2 + 2 Program in Public Administration . A Certification Program in Environmental Hazards/Risk Management  is also offered. A Minor in Public Administration  is also available.

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