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B.A. in Public Administration

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The public administration major prepares students to serve others with a vision toward improving the quality of life in their local community, state, or the nation. Public administration is an academic discipline historically developed from the interrelationships between government administration, business administration, and law. The major prepares students for careers in government, nonprofit and business administration, as well as graduate and professional programs in public administration, the social sciences, management, public policy, social work, criminal justice, or law by utilizing courses in political science, business administration, economics, and law. Public administration is also excellent preparation for work in the non-profit sector.

Liberal Arts Core

The faculty of Cedarville, and particularly the faculty of the Department of History and Government believe in the value of the liberal arts core.  We want our graduates to be educated individuals, not just trained employees.  We recognize that both education and training are vital,  and we are convinced that in this day and age college graduates need to know how to learn as much as they need to know how to do a task.  The career experts suggest that graduates of colleges today will change careers 4-5 times in their lifetimes.  Those shifts require a certain set of skills that the liberal arts courses help to develop in our students.