The Public Services Administration major is a focused curriculum designed for law enforcement, fire science and emergency medical service professionals, and other public service professionals.
This program is ideal for public service workers and government employees who seek administrative or managerial advancement. Students gain upper-level experience through administrative internships, and senior field projects researching contemporary issues or problems.
Program instructors are active practitioners with hands-on knowledge of these very specific fields. They will be able to understand and explain varieties of human behaviors in the workplace and seek solutions to problem behaviors in the workplace.
PSA majors will identify issues critical to public service and human service administration and develop strategies to effectively deal with these issues, and will develop management skills for daily operation and long-range planning strategies for the future. Students will express recognition and understanding for different ethnicities, races, ages, classes, and genders and how these factors impact service delivery systems to the community. They will be able to develop a budget for a public service or human service agency and will understand the role of public policy in budgeting and financing for public and human service agencies.
The Public Services Administration major is offered at one or more centers of The College for Professional Studies but is not available in The College of Arts and Sciences. Classes required for the Public Services Administration major may not be available on the Adrian campus.