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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

The Public Administration minor in the Department of Political Science provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in all levels of government — city, country, state and federal — as well as in nonprofit organizations, the military and the private sector. Understanding the processes of government can be a labyrinthine task for anyone. The skills to navigate that labyrinth are essential to many employers, both public and private. Students majoring in business, law, management, journalism, history, education, sociology, or criminal justice should find this minor particularly complementary.



A Public Administration minor complements a range of majors in both the College of Liberal Arts and elsewhere in the university. Some of these are:

  • Business Law
  • Strategic Communications
  • Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Professional Media
  • Economics

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