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Public Service

Public service is central to a flourishing society. You can have a key role in shaping your community's future. Our Public Administration major prepares you for challenging careers in public and nonprofit organizations, as well as for further study in graduate programs. 

Public Service Careers

Graduates hold positions as government officials, professional administrators, policy analysts, budget specialists, program managers, personnel counselors, governmental affairs directors for businesses and human resource specialists. Many pursue graduate studies in public administration, law, political science, social services, public policy and public affairs.

What Will I Learn?

You will develop proficiency in organizational management and leadership, policy development and analysis, program evaluation, budgeting,  human resource management and fundraising. 

Choose from two emphases

Click below for a checklist of course requirements for our emphases or minor.

Add a minor

A minor in Public Administration can offer a management skillset to students who are completing other major programs. Many students complete the minor as well as the NP Management Certificate. 
Emphasis Options
The Public Administration major offers three areas of emphasis, so you can specialize in Public Management and Policy, Nonprofit Management, or Emergency Management.

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Successful Alumni
Alumni from UW-Green Bay's Public Administration program have recently been hired as Project Coordinators, City Managers, Policy Analysts and more.

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Internship Opportunities
Students in Public Administration have obtained internships in city, county and state agencies, non-profit organizations and a variety of private corporations.

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Scholarships Available
Students in the Public Administration program may be eligible for scholarships, which can greatly reduce the cost of school, making it affordable and achievable.

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

How Do I Get Started?

Public Administration at UW-Green Bay 

UW-Green Bay's David Helpap

Meet David Helpap

David Helpap is an Associate Prof. of Public & Environmental Affairs at UW-Green Bay. His current research focuses on the degree to which guidelines and best practices, particularly those developed by public management organizations, are utilized by local governments. Recently, this has included examining guidelines developed by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Additional aspects of Prof. Helpap's research includes economic development policy, mayoral agenda setting and regionalism.

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