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Public Administration and Policy Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The public administration and policy College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses. Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a ...Read More[+]
A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The public administration and policy College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some The public administration and policy majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Community college associate degree programs can have majors, and often have desidnations that announce the "major," such as Associate of Science (AS) in public administration. Certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance Certificate in Nonprofit Management) which is more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."
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Kaplan University  Campus
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Administration - Governmental Management
  • Master of Public Administration - General MPA
  • And more...

 
Southern New Hampshire University  Online
Southern New Hampshire University. Private. Nonprofit. Accredited.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Business Administration - Public Administration
  • Business Graduate Cerificate
  • MBA with concentration in Sustainability/Env Cmpliance
  • And more...

 
Colorado Technical University Online  Campus
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Management - Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Public Administration
  • Doctor of Management - Non Profit Leadership
  • And more...

 
Regent University  Online
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Public Administration - Federal Government
  • Master of Public Administration in Public Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration
  • And more...

 
Everest University Online  Campus
Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.
Programs Offered:
  • Business (Associate's)
  • Business (Bachelor's)

 
Everest University  Campus
Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Business Administration

 
American InterContinental University Online  Campus
With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.
Programs Offered:
  • MBA - Management
  • Bachelor's (BBA) - Management

 
ECPI University  Campus
ECPI University
Programs Offered:
  • Business Administration - Bachelor

 
Fortis Institute  Campus

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


Programs Offered:
  • Business Administration/Marketing and Management

 
Baker College - Ground  Campus

Baker College is the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available.

Programs Offered:
  • Human Services - Bachelor
  • Business Administration - Associate

 
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