The mission of the Public Affairs program is to prepare students for professional public sector positions as well as prepare them for graduate education in Public Administration and other related academic disciplines. Public Affairs is a multi-disciplinary course of study which prepares students for leadership roles in local, state, national or international agencies of government, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
The objectives of the Public Affairs program are:
- Improve analytical and leadership skills essential for a public service professional in various aspects of
public management, politics, public policy analysis, public planning and budgeting.
- Develop professional research, writing, communication and organizational skills.
- Develop the ability to engage in in-depth analysis and independent thinking and exercising initiative.
- Develop the ability to evaluate individual and group behavior in political systems to be leaders and managers of public organizations.