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Public Administration

Public Administration

  • Minor

The Public Administration Program

Courses from economics and political science have been combined to create this minor. Eighteen credits are required, which for non-Politics majors include Financial Accounting I or Survey of Accounting; Business Statistics I, Principles of American Politics and Domestic Public Policy, and a choice of two from the following: Introduction to Management, Managerial Accounting, Organizational Behavior and Principles of Economics, Micro. 

Curriculum Requirements

  • Requirements for a Minor in Public Administration

    Business Majors may not minor in Public Administration.

    For those majoring in Political Science, in addition to the major requirements, the following courses will be required:
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics I - 3 credits
    BA 102 Survey of Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 170  Oranizational Behavior - 3 credits
    BA 350 Statistics I - 3 credits
    BA 350A Statistics I Excel Lab - 3 credits

    For those not majoring in Political Science, 18 credits are required for the minor in Public Administration. The following courses will be required:*
    BA 350 Statistics I - 3 credits
    BA 350A Excel Lab - 1 credits
    CORE 1201 American Regime - 3 credits
    PS 345 Domestic Public Policy - 3 ccredits
    BA 100 Financial Accounting I and BA 101 Financial Accounting II - 6 credits
    BA 102 Survey of Accounting - 3 credits

    Choose two of the following:
    BA 150 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
    BA 170 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Economics - 3 credits

    Variations of the Public Administration program are possible with permission of the Dean of the McKenna School. A sttudent choose, with the departmental advisor and with the consent of the Dean, a program designed to meet individual objectives.

    *Students majoring in Business may not minor in Public Administration

Student Learning Outcomes

  • To achieve the quantitative and qualitative expertise necessary to gain entrance into a top ten graduate program in public policy;
  • To develop a substantive knowledge of market economics and democratic-constitutional government as the context for American Public policy;
  • To develop an understanding of the economic and political institutions, principles, and processes involved in public policy decision-making;
  • To achieve a well-rounded liberal arts education consistent with a student's professional goals.

The Center for Political and Economic Thought

The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics, and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization regarding the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986. The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff, and it produces numerous publications.