BS in Public Administration

General

Program Description

The Department of Public Administration is committed to conducting a current, relevant, and exciting course of study that trains students to:

  1. Understand how public policy is developed and executed;
  2. Develop structures that respond to managerial, political, legal, and ethical concerns;
  3. Successfully fill high-quality professional management careers in the public sector, nonprofit sector, local and international arenas as well as governmental/community affairs units in private organizations; and
  4. Prepare students for graduate and professional studies.

The Department is the only 1 out of 75 academic programs in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in Public Administration. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree, an Associate of Science degree, and a minor.

The Public Administration concentrations in the Bachelor of Science Program include:

  1. Public Policy – Students in the Public Policy concentration are trained to analyze, develop, and implement public policies that address political, economic, and social needs.
  2. Public Sector Management – This concentration prepares students for managerial and leadership roles in government agencies at each level of government.
  3. Non-Profit Administration – This concentration prepares students for managerial and leadership roles in the ever-expanding non-profit sector.
  4. Urban Administration – This concentration is essential to students considering careers in community development, local government, and urban planning.
  5. International Administration – Designed for students seeking careers in foreign policy, the Foreign Service, international organizations, or multinational enterprises. This concentration is an ideal opportunity for individuals transitioning from domestic employment to international employment.
  6. Criminal Justice – This concentration prepares students to reach beyond the current intellectual and cultural views of crime prevention, criminal law, imprisonment, recidivism, and rehabilitation to deliver fresh ideas both in the US and abroad.
  7. General – Students may complete courses in different areas of concentration to develop a “generalist” perspective in public administration.

The Public Administration program offers a strong foundation in public managerial theory and practice, public service, public policy, international administration, ethics, and information technology.  Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to understand and critically analyze past, present, and future trends in Public Administration and how public policy and programs can change the world.

Academic Standards

Students in the Department are expected to pass Public Administration required core courses with a grade of “C” or better. For graduation, a student must have a minimum index of 2.0 in his/her major.

Freshman Applicant 

Medgar Evers College offers a unique range of classes that allows students to learn, grow, and explore their interest within a cordial and supportive campus community of distinguished scholars. With more than 20 majors to choose from, students are prepared for careers in fields such as business, health, social services, and education. Medgar Evers College offers flexible day, evening, and weekend schedules that allow students to work at their own pace to complete their degree. Located conveniently in central Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is easily accessible by public transportation and to cultural, recreational, and entertainment venues.

To apply as a freshman, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Show proof of high school completion. Official high school transcripts and diplomas, or official GED or TASC scores and certificates are accepted.
  • Minimum academic requirement – High School average of 65 or 2250 on the GED or 2500 on the TASC. SAT/ACT scores (to be considered for entry into a four-year degree program)
  • Provide proof of residency to qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Pay $65 application fee

Applicants applying to a Bachelor’s program must have at least a high school GPA of 80 or a TASC score 2500 or a GED score of 2250 and the following scores: 480 on SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 on SAT math, or 20 on ACT English and 21 on ACT math.

For more information about the curriculum, please access the college catalog.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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Medgar Evers College has the distinction of being the youngest of the four-year senior colleges in The City University of New York. In the early 1960s, the Central Brooklyn community recognized the ne ... Read More

Medgar Evers College has the distinction of being the youngest of the four-year senior colleges in The City University of New York. In the early 1960s, the Central Brooklyn community recognized the need and expressed a desire for a local public college. Through various community organizations including, but not limited to, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council, and the NAACP, and through their local elected officials, the residents of Central Brooklyn approached the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York with this request. Read less