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Appalachian State University, USA, Boone

Political Science (Public Administration), B.Sc.

  • Political Science (Public Administration), B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,968

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Approximately one third of all North Carolina city and county managers are alumni of Appalachian State University's public administration program. In the Political Science (BS) - Public Administration degree, you will develop an understanding of local and state government administration.

Career Opportunities

So, what can you do with a business degree If you re someone who enjoys the professionalism and high-powered nature of big business, then you re likely to be considering a business degree as a stepping stone to a high-status, high-salary career. In today's world, corporate business careers are available in pretty much every sector you can think of; all industries need strong leaders, managers, financial advisors and market-savvy decision-makers. For many business graduates, however, the traditional pathways still hold a strong appeal including careers in the banking and financial sectors, consultancy, human resources and marketing roles. If a straightforward corporate career is failing to get you excited, then a business program can also give you the skills to create your own business, or to take on business and management roles within more creative industries, be that fashion, media, or even the charity sector.

Course Overview

Students are required to complete one of two tracks: public management, or town, city and county management. The first track is for students who wish to pursue an administration career in the political system, bureaucracy or public organizations. The second is for students who wish to learn more administration within local governments. Students are encouraged to participate in local politics, and many pursue internships in local government or in Raleigh with North Carolina's state legislature or other state agencies.Employment: Students find jobs in city and county management. Approximately one third of all North Carolina city and county managers are alumni of this program. Students in the Public Administration track are required to complete an internship. Student are provided assistance in finding internships through the department's internship director and the department's extensive and active alumni.


Programme Structure Courses include : Principles of Accounting I Intro to Auditing Essential Business Tools & Technology Information Technology in the Organization Intro to Criminal Justice Foundations of Human Communication Public Speaking Interviewing Methods Intercultural Communication Crisis Communication Principles of Microeconomics Urban Geography Intro to Health System Organization History of North Carolina Princ of Marketing Organizational Psychology American Social Welfare System Race & Minority Relations



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.

English Entry Requirement


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Appalachian State University


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