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Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Make Lasting
Change

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Help Our Society Flourish

Work for your community, not a corporation.

The world is full of strife: climate change is devastating the environment, gun violence continues to shatter communities and racial injustice invades all aspects of the U.S. These obstacles are constant. Another constant is people’s drive to make lasting change to help their communities through government agencies and non-profits. With a degree in public administration, you’ll develop skills to create and implement public policy as leaders and managers in public and nonprofit organizations. With a career in human resources, fundraising, policy analysis and development, leadership and more, you will help shape your community's future.

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Student Success

100% of our 2020 graduates are employed, continuing their education or both.

It's Only Here

Undergraduate public administration degrees are rare. UW-Green Bay is only one of two schools in the state to offer this degree.

Online or in-Person

Our mission at UW-Green Bay is to make education accessible for everyone. If you need more flexibility, you can earn a public administration degree fully online.

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Change Your World

With a degree in public administration, you’re prepared for a career in governmental or nonprofit organizations.

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It Pairs Well

Students with double majors stand out in job searches and graduate applications. A public administration major pairs well with other majors like political science, organizational leadership, or environmental policy and planning.

Delve Into Our Major
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Get Involved

College isn’t just about getting an education. It’s also about the relationships you forge along the way. Make connects in your major while gaining experience in our student organizations.

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Envision an Inspiring Career

You don’t just want to get a job; you want to help your community.

At UW-Green Bay, we’re career-oriented. We don’t just teach you theoretical knowledge. We teach you skills to prepare you for life after graduation. But deciding what career path you want to undertake is difficult – that’s why we encourage internships to get a taste of what job you want to do.

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Meet a
Phoenix

Connor knew he wanted to go into public administration when he took time off after high school, volunteering to help after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. “It was definitely an eye-opening experience. Our base used to be a school building, and so we were sleeping on air mattresses and bunk beds with no air conditioning. Seeing the conditions that people were living in – their roofs were leaking, a lot of them still didn't have power. They had mold growing in their homes. It was really impactful to be able to do something to help them.”

Connor Tenor '25
Public Administration and Political Science Double Major/ Environmental Policy and Planning Minor

Kerry Kuenzi Public Administartion Associate Professor

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If you're curious about our program, we're happy to answer any questions you have.

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