Public Administration (BA)

Public administration is the management of the business of the citizens of a nation which is conducted by or receives major regulation from government. This major consists of a combination of courses in political science, business and English which provides an academic background that is desirable for entry into public service careers in American national, state and local government. It also is appropriate for students who plan to go on to graduate school in public or business administration, political science or law.    

Liberal arts core requirements are as listed in the catalog. However, it is desirable that the social sciences portion includes six hours of United States history.  

Students interested in majoring in public administration/public management should contact the public administration advisor in the Department of Social Sciences, who can provide guidance in the selection of courses and information about requirements. 


  • State and Local Government
  • American Constitutional Development
  • Legislative Process
  • Beginning Investment
  • Public Budgeting and Finance


  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Lawyer
  • Community Service Organization Director
  • Budget Analyst
  • Management Analyst

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Department of Social Sciences
McBrien Hall, Room 201B 
Box 7793 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001