What's unique about this major at UWGB

  • Expertise. The faculty is strong and actively engaged in the professional field of Public Administration, keeping them up-to-date on all the current topics and trends within the field. Students benefit greatly from a faculty that is highly committed to their field.
  • Distinctive. As a student in this program, you have the opportunity to study Public Administration as an undergraduate major. Other programs across the country typically only offer this type of program as a master’s degree.
  • Preparation. Public Administration is a semi-professional program, meaning that it gives students preparation and specific training for careers after graduation. The program is career-oriented, rather than just giving the students theoretical or general knowledge about subject matter.
  • Success. Public Administration also gives the students the skills and abilities needed for career success immediately after graduation.
  • Growth. The number of students in this major is steadily rising, owing to the growing popularity of the program.
  • Education. The mix of interdisciplinary and disciplinary focus gives students a diverse set of courses to complete, which provides a broader education and ultimately better prepares students for employment.
  • Opportunity. Internships, special topics courses, and/or applied research projects are available for every student. Internships are especially encouraged. These are generally short-term positions with local governments or agencies (usually non-paid) where students carry out projects related to their academic interests and skills. In addition to obtaining valuable experience, students enhance their opportunities for future employment and graduate school.