Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

This academic program is housed in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

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B.S. in Public Administration

The public administration major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences prepares students for entry-level management positions in government and nonprofit organizations and provides a foundation for advanced academic work in public administration, public policy, and public management. The public administration major is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on subject matter as diverse as finance, economics, accounting, political science, management, labor relations, organizational behavior, public policy, and law. The public administration major emphasizes public service and ethical behavior rather than self-interest and profit, and is appropriate for students planning graduate studies or careers in public health management, public safety management, human resource management, public-sector budget and financial management, and public policy evaluation.

This program is offered during the day and evening on NSU's main campus.

Consider Selecting a Minor

Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Dual Admission Option

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.