Political Science – Public Administration (BA)

Political Science – Public Administration Degree Overview

The Public Administration concentration in the Political Science program at Thomas College is focused on a career-oriented path. The concentration incorporates a mix of courses from the political science suite, accounting, finance, and management. The concentration allows students to take specialty courses, including classes from a consortium of colleges, that then would develop a stronger career path in public administration. Students within this program can go on to work in policy formulation, analysis and implementation, work for a government agency, the government service sector or a non-profit organization, be a government manger, or be a city planner. This could also help prepare students to study in a master’s program in public administration after graduation. With Thomas College’s close proximity to the state capital, Augusta, there are many opportunities for internships and jobs for this program.

“I am most thankful for the supportive faculty and ample resources given to Thomas students. I feel as if I will always have an opportunity to succeed.”

Elizabeth Sanborn ’22

At a Glance

  • 121 credit hours
  • 3 year option
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Internships
  • Leadership development

Key Courses

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Media Planning
  • Regional Economic Development