Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
An increasing number of American jobs are associated with government and/or organizations interacting with government agencies. The vast majority of these can be described as “public administration.” Evangel’s Public Administration program uses an interdisciplinary approach, offering courses taught by several academic departments, linking knowledge and skills from government, management, business and social needs awareness.
Public administration jobs include managing local, state, national and international offices and agencies, as well as managing the interaction between nonprofit and government organizations cooperating to meet societal needs. Students with a Public Administration degree may enter careers as planners, managers, administrators, nonprofit managers, societal-help administrators and department heads at local, state, federal and international levels.
After completing core courses for building awareness in the public administration field, students select from a list of electives from a government, management or nonprofit/societal need support track, allowing them to focus on the aspects of public administration most interesting to them and fitting future goals.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to American Government||Analysis of the structure, principles, and processes of the American federal government.|
|State & Local Government||Study of city, county, and state governments with their relations to the national government.|
|Public Administration||Introduction to the administrative process in public bureaucracies with special attention to the problem of democratic accountability.|
|Municipal Administration||Study of administrative practices at the local government level with an emphasis on budgetary processes and the delivery of public services.|
|Practicum/Internship||Students will gain real-world experience by working for a local, state or national organization in the area of their interest.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- City Managers
- City Departmental Managers
- County/State/National Agency Directors
- CEO/Directors of Non-Governmental Organizations
- Department Leaders of Non-Governmental Organizations
- United States State Department Division Chiefs
- City Governments Administration
- State Government Administration
- Liaison Positions for Governmental/Nongovernmental Cooperative Efforts
- US Embassy Department Directors/Administrative
- Non-Profit Administration
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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