Political Science - Public Administration and Public Policy

Students in our program study political institutions and behaviors, and the formulation and execution of policies. Our graduates understand the dynamic world of public policy analysis and administration in the government and non-profit sectors.

An option in the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Public Administration/Public Policy is both an ancient discipline and a modern social science.

Possible Career Paths

This major prepares students for a range of careers including;

  • city or county administrator
  • policy analyst
  • urban planner

Students are well prepared for graduate study in political science, public policy, or public administration.

Why Choose Public Administration and PUblic Service at WIU?

Our courses are taught by holding doctoral degrees from universities across the U.S., including Harvard University, the University of Illinois, the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, the University of Texas, the University of North Carolina, Hamline University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Iowa, Georgetown University, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Northern Arizona University.

While most faculty are involved in active research, our primary mission is that of teaching. All political science courses taken by our majors are taught by faculty members rather than by graduate students or teaching assistants. Most course enrollments are kept to less than 40 students.

At A Glance

Degrees Available:

  • B.A.

Major: Yes

Minor: Yes

Graduate Degree: Yes

Campus: Macomb

Study Opportunities:

  • GradTrac
  • Honors
  • Post-Baccalaureate

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