Minor in Public Service

Man Overlooking City

The Minor in Public Service provides a solid theoretical foundation in the study & practice of public service, preparing students for citizenship, leadership, & careers in governmental & non-profit agencies.

Students complete a series of courses designed to provide a solid foundation in public administration and non-profit management, including an appreciation of both internal processes and the external environment of public and nonprofit organizations.

This minor prepares students for careers in public service and for graduate education in public administration and public affairs. The specific goals of this minor are to help prepare students to:

  • deliver and manage public programs,
  • address critical issues in social programs,
  • provide public safety,
  • preserve natural resources,
  • improve the quality of life,
  • build and bridge communities,
  • strengthen democratic governance,
  • address public service ethics,
  • enter graduate level study in public affairs,
  • lead change in public policy, and
  • embrace civic responsibility.

Public Service (Minor)