Public Administration Major

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Program Description

Students majoring in public administration most often find employment in all levels of government – federal, state and local – as well as non-profit and not-for-profit agencies in the United States and international non-governmental organizations. But the broad, practical training provided by the major will serve students interested in private sector, management positions in the United States or, if coupled with international studies, international corporations.

Most importantly, students receive instruction in small classes and are guided in their careers by faculty who are genuinely interested in their students’ success. Program faculty have a wealth of government experience from serving on a county election board, working in a legislative research agency and state representative, and serving on state commissions and municipal and county study projects.  

Last updated Oct 2020

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Can you picture yourself behind a desk, sharing the most up-to-the-minute news with the public via print, Internet or TV? Do you see yourself behind the scenes, using state-of-the-art audio and video ... Read More

Can you picture yourself behind a desk, sharing the most up-to-the-minute news with the public via print, Internet or TV? Do you see yourself behind the scenes, using state-of-the-art audio and video production techniques to make information accessible? Are you curious about the ways media and politics craft the messages they deliver to consumers? Would you like to help a corporation or a non-profit communicate more effectively with their employees and the people they serve? As a Wilkes University communications studies major, you will choose from one of four concentrations: media production, multimedia journalism, rhetorical studies or strategic communication. Your course of study will feature core communications requirements as well as classes specific to your chosen concentration. The knowledge you develop in the classroom coupled with the hands-on learning you experience through the department’s wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Read less