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Discover real world learning experiences in problem solving, critical thinking and policy analysis. If you are looking for a degree that will prepare you for success in service to society, EOU’s Public Administration program is for you!
Graduates can expect success as: City Managers, Mayors, Nonprofit Leaders, County and Regional Planners, Policy Advisors, State Agency Coordinators, Budget Analysts, and Law Students.
The major in Public Administration will build on the traditional strengths of the liberal arts, while at the same time providing the necessary management skills required for the unique responsibilities of the public sector. The program will introduce students to the political, economic and legal environments of a variety of public sector and nonprofit organizations. It stresses the analytical and problem-solving skills required of public administrators and the need to creatively apply appropriate data evaluation methods and techniques. It will also prepare students for careers in public and non-profit agencies, as well as graduate study in public and private administration.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BA OR THE BS INPUBLIC ADMINISTRATION(This major is also available online)• Complete EOU graduation requirements. A grade of C- orbetter is required for all of the courses used to satisfy theprogram requirements and a cumulative 2.00 GPA or better isrequired overall.• Complete the following required lower and upper divisioncoursework.
REQUIRED COURSES:POLS 101 American National Government (5)POLS 151 Intro to Public Administration (5)POLS 251 Soc Science Research Methods (5)POLS 314 State & Local Government (5)POLS 350 Public Policy (5)POLS 384 Admin Law & Processes (3)POLS 409 Practicum (Min 5)POLS 450 Applied Policy Analysis (5)BA 114 Computer Spreadsheets (1)ECON 202 Princ. Macroeconomics (5)
Choose two of the following courses:POLS 352 Budgetary Politics & Process (5)POLS 353 Community & Regional Planning (5)POLS 354 Public Personnel Management (5)Choose one of the following coursesPOLS 382 Constitutional Law (5)BA 461 Organizational Behavior (5)ECON 318 Money, Fin Mrkts Inst (5)*ECON 345 Economics of Develpmt (5)*Course meets UWR
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR IN PUBLICADMINISTRATION (This minor is also available online)• A minimum of 30 graded credits as follows:POLS 101 American National Govt. (5)POLS 151 Intro to Public Administration (5)POLS 314 State & Local Govt. (5)POLS 350 Public Policy (5)Choose two of the following courses:POLS 352 Budgetary Politics & Process (5)POLS 353 Community & Regional Planning (5)POLS 354 Public Personnel Management (5)POLS 450 Applied Policy Analysis (5)
• A minimum grade of C- required for each course and acumulative GPA of 2.00 or better is required overall.• A minimum of 10 credits counting towards the minor must becompleted at Eastern Oregon University.Course descriptions are located under the individual disciplines*Public Administration cannot be taken in conjunction withPolitical Science, Pre-Law, or Public Policy.
“The Public Administration program at Eastern provided me with the knowledge and skills that I needed to be successful in the public sphere. From the United States Congress to the Oregon State Senate, I would not have had these opportunities without the strong education I had through this program.”
Evan Bryan, '15Legislative Director at the Oregon State SenateHillsboro, Ore.
EOU offers the only fully-deliverable online undergraduate Public Administration degree in the United States.Caring professors help you hone the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong success in the public and non-profit sectors.
Our faculty bring real world experience to an intimate classroom setting. Helpful and clear instruction both on campus and online.
Our 100% online option allows for the flexibility of online learning with our personalized academic support.
Prepare for a Careerin Public Administration!