The Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs prepares students for a multitude of professional paths and a lifetime of learning. The focus of this major is on developing students for careers in public service including government and nonprofit organizations. Some of the career areas include:

  • City management
  • Community Relations
  • Education administration
  • Urban planning and design
  • Public health administration
  • Law enforcement
  • Economic Development Planner
  • Legislative research, lobbying, analysis
  • Elected office
  • Program Manager
  • Political campaign management
  • Human resources
  • Management Consultant
  • Intergovernmental Relations Officer
  • Economic development
  • And many more!

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Kevin Ward, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Casey Building 209

Kimberly Gawlik, JD
Senior Administrative Assistant

Institute of Public Service

Casey Building 2W