Earn your bachelor of science degree in Public Administration/Policy.
Studying public administration in the state capital has many great advantages. With federal, state, local, and non governmental agencies working in Jefferson City, we have a myriad of voices and opportunities for you! Our classrooms are dynamic spaces where professors, guest speakers, and students discuss the principles, theories, models, experiences, and ethics of public service. You may apply for semester internships or shorter service experiences with one of the hundreds of agencies and organizations housed within ten minutes of our campus. Our faculty are well established and our career center will work with you to find the best fit for your skill and ambition.
Lincoln's Public Administration prepares graduates for employment with federal, state and local governments, voluntary agencies, and industry. The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences, and ethics of public service, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen field.
The Public Administration program offered by the School of Business prepares graduates for employment with federal, state and local governments, voluntary agencies, and industry. The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences, and ethics of public service, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen field.
Each of Lincoln'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.
|Principles of Public Administration||The course centers on public administration with reference to organizational theory and developments in the United States.|
|Urban Management||Examination of the economic and political environment of urban management; problems of program planning and policy development; managerial techniques of dealing with emerging problems in the urban community.|
|Intergovernmental Relations||Assesses the impacts and consequences of shifts in the administration of intergovernmental policies and programs. Examines legislation, roles, and the responsibilities of federal, state, regional and local systems.|
|Administrative Leadership||Examination of problems of leadership within the context of diverse organizations; application of approaches to solving problems in leadership; comparison of leadership processes with respect to their effectiveness.|
|Public Finance||Principles and problems of government spending and taxation. Theory of public goods and externalities. Cost-benefit analysis. Analysis of specific expenditure, transfer, and regulatory programs. U.S. tax structure, income redistribution effects and efficiency in resource allocation. The topics will be related to current economic policy.|
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Lincoln. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|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 Lincoln, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Lincoln are as follows: SAT: 6366. ACT: 3614.|
Lincoln'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:
- Tax Accounting (public or private)
- Auditing (public, private, or government)
- Government Accounting
- Corporate Accounting
- Corporate Controller
- Chief Financial Officer