The faculty members in Public and Environmental Affairs have given much thought to what we expect our majors in Public Administration to learn to serve them well in their future careers. We are including a copy of those “learning outcomes” here so that you know in general what our expectations are. Each of the learning outcomes below indicates which courses in the curriculum are particularly appropriate for that objective.
- Knowledge of American government institutions and political processes (POL SCI-101, 316, 410; PU EN AF-202, 301, 314, 408, 406).
- Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories in public administration, such as those concerning public policy analysis, budgeting, and management of public and nonprofit organizations (PU EN AF-215, 315, 408, 415).
- An ability to engage in critical thinking about issues and concepts in public administration (all courses).
- An ability to write clearly and effectively (all courses).
- An ability to locate and analyze research and reports in the field of public administration (PU EN AF-202, 215, 315, 408, among others).
- An ability to qualify for graduate work in schools of public or nonprofit administration, public affairs, planning, policy, or related fields, or to qualify for entry level professional employment in government and nonprofit organizations (all courses).