Public Administration Degrees

UCNJ offers programs in Public Administration!

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  • Public Administration, A.A.

This program offers a strong foundation for students wishing to major in either public and/or business administration. Upon completion students may transfer to a four-year institution where they can continue their studies in either public or business administration.

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Course Registration

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Career Paths

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Non-Profit Organizations
Health/Social Service Organizations
Consulting Services
Transfer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to work closely with UCNJ’s faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.
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Why Study Public Administration?

Public administration provides a comprehensive education that explores the principles and practices of managing public organizations, policy development, budgeting, and public service delivery. By studying public administration, individuals gain valuable skills in leadership, decision-making, and strategic planning, essential for driving positive change in the public sector.

A degree in public administration opens doors to a diverse range of career opportunities in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, international organizations, and public service-oriented roles. Moreover, public administration plays a crucial role in addressing societal challenges, promoting social justice, and ensuring efficient and transparent public services.

By pursuing a degree in public administration, individuals can contribute to the betterment of communities, influence policy development, and lead initiatives that shape the future of public service and governance.

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