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Area of Emphasis: Leadership in Public Service

How will an Emphasis in Leadership in Public Service Benefit Me?

Public service whether it is: local, county, or state government or non-profit is changing very rapidly.  The evolution of these entities is not only coming in the form of doing more with less, but transforming the entire way of doing business.  The 21st century public sector environment has grown very complex requiring a new set of competencies and skills necessary to carry out the job demands.  In this new environment it takes more than knowledge and experience to remain competitive.  Professionals in these jobs are succeeding and advancing with education and credentials that set them apart from those without a college degree.  Earning a Bachelor degree from UW-Green Bay may be the key to increased pay, promotion, job security, and professional success.

Speak with an advisor at (920) 465-2423 (or dial toll free at (800) 621-2313) or e-mail questions to: for more information on this degree program and the Leadership in Public Service Area of Emphasis.

What is the “Area of Emphasis?”

The Area of Emphasis is the portion of the major that focuses your degree on the field of study you want to pursue.  All of the requirements for this program are offered online.

*Some students may have already completed supporting coursework.

Requirements for the Area of Emphasis (24 Credits)

Required, (3 credits):

Choose one of these, (3 credits):

  • POL SCI 101: American Government and Politics (3 credits)
  • PU EN AF 215: Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (18 credits)


Choose two of these:

PU EN AF 407 may be taken twice. (ASK about how to obtain credit for Institute and TRMC training.) Only second attempt may be used as part of the upper level elective choice.


“While taking this course, I was able to relate many of the case studies in this course to past and current situations in the workplace and in my community.

“The course helped me understand that things are not always “black or white” and the importance of considering all aspects of a situation before a decision is made are critical.”

- Mary Quante

"Personally I have learned to be more focused on tasks and how to not let your emotions rule your decisions. Decision making is one of the most important things that we do in my job and one needs to take time and learn to focus and use the facts not your emotions to make those decisions. I have had a great advisor guiding me through the process of going back to school as an adult. My advisor has given me sound advice on course that would best fit my schedule and even has checked in with me to make sure things are going well."

- Arlene Frisinger