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Do you enjoy community service or volunteering? Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you like to solve problems? Do you want to improve your community and make life better for your fellow citizens? If so, then the public administration/government service major may be for you.
The public administration/government service major develops the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain civil society and provide for the needs of the public through service in federal, state, or local levels of government or non-profit community organizations. It is a multi-disciplinary program building on a political science core with collateral courses in statistics, the social sciences, the humanities, communications, management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Arts & Letters to view degree requirements.
Our program is designed to help you develop to your full potential and these are some of the reasons why you should major in public administration/government service at SFU:
Majoring in public administration/government service at SFU can help you stand out in the job market and/or as you apply to graduate school. Your research experience, internships, student organizational involvement and skills will help to build career contacts and gain real-world experience. The public administration/government service major will prepare you for graduate school or government or non-profit employment in the following fields:
Did you know that according to a Georgetown University study of census data on the workforce in 2009 the median earnings of all workers who had earned a B.A. in Public Administration & Government was $50,000?
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