Political Science & Public Administration

Mission & Student learning outcomes

Political SciencePublic Administration

Public Administration Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Public Administration Degree and the Certificate of Non-Profit Management are offered through the Department of Political Science. The principal function of these programs is to serve a clientele that seeks a level of expertise and cognition sufficient to the professional development needs of their present or future employment in either the public and/or non-profit sectors of American society, and meeting the elective needs of students interested in the various aspects of public administration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Public Administration Students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have acquired basic knowledge in the following subfields:

  • the interaction between politics and policy which makes administration necessary and defines its tasks;
  • the theories, principles, and problems of complex organizations;
  • the theories and practice of management;
  • the theories and concepts of organization staffing;
  • the means and methods by which governments raise, appropriate, expend, and account for funds; and
  • the limits of bureaucratic power under a constitutional, democratic government.