Public service is the key to a prosperous community.
Public administration focuses on our community, so if we only learn in the classroom, the most important part of the field is missing. To broaden your knowledge and give you confidence in your career, UW-Green Bay gives public administration students hands-on experience through internships, student organizations, special topics courses, research opportunities and experiential and applied projects throughout your classes.
Over the past 20 years, college tuition at public universities has increased by 211%, according to U.S. News. Now more than ever, scholarships are crucial to your success.
You’ll learn skills in topics like fundraising, marketing, human resources, policy analysis, GIS, leadership, and more to prepare you for your career.
Gain confidence in your abilities, foster the knowledge you learn in class and engage with your community by obtaining an internship.
In your courses, you won’t just sit in a classroom and memorize information – you’ll be engaged in your education and participate in hands-on experiences so you can become an effective public or nonprofit leader. In your classes, you’ll get opportunities to:
As a public administration major, you have the choice between two emphases: Public and Nonprofit Management or Emergency Management. We also offer certificates in each emphasis to bolster your résumé. If you don't want to major in public administration, but are still interested in public service, a minor fits well with majors in political science, economics, communication, environmental policy and planning and more.
“Even though [public administration] directly relates to the government or nonprofit sectors, you're still able to work in the private sector. It doesn't inhibit you. You learn a lot about the government, nonprofit sectors and skills that directly apply to it, but you're able to work anywhere. I've learned a lot about statistics and public budgeting, so being able to look at a budget and know what governments and nonprofits are spending and how that directly relates to the activities they do.”
Gage Beck '21
Major in Public Administration, emphasis in Emergency Management
If you're curious about our program, we're happy to answer any questions you have.