Be the leader your community needs

This is a degree that could take your career in a number of different directions as it's designed to prepare you for ethics-based solving of diverse public service issues. Each direction aims to help you make sure the world becomes a secure place to live and work.

Cost Per Credit$490

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Program Overview

If you are ready to have a positive impact in your community and the world—perhaps a degree in public service is the right fit. You emerge with analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and go on to practice in organizations fostering service and commitment to serve local, national and international organizations.

Your choice of concentrations:

Whichever concentration you choose, you will have the option to combine an internship or project in exploration of career opportunities in these fields. The internship will provide you an opportunity to exercise, in a practical manner, the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of a practitioner.

Required Courses
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Crisis and Emergency Management
  • Public Information and Community Relations
  • Stress Management
  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Career in Justice and Service - options of an internship or project in exploration of career opportunities in the field.
  • Ethics in Justice and Service
  • Leading in an Inclusive, Diverse and Equitable Organization
Leadership Concentration Courses
This concentration emphasizes skills needed to inform your interests and expertise needed to lead a public service agency.
  • Intro to Public Policy
  • Social Welfare Policy and Programs
  • Business Research
  • Human Resource Management
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What to Expect

You’ll be thoroughly prepared for a career in court administration, security management, custodial and community-based corrections, intelligence operations, or investigations. Or maybe you’ll be more interested in municipal, state, or federal law enforcement. Or maybe state or federal probation and parole. Who knows? You could even use this degree as a good launching point for a bid at law school! Point is, you can expect this program to help you explore the incredibly exciting study of the courts, crime causation, criminal law, public policy, and the justice system.

Career Outlook

  • Public Service Manager
  • Attorney
  • Law Enforcement
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Paralegal
  • Public Safety

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