The public management track is designed to provide a broad background in government and economics for students who plan a career in national, state, or local government. The program also gives students exposure to specific skills.
This major is designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce in the public sector, pursue a master of public administration, and pursue careers in the non-profit sector.
Professional training of public servants contributes to the fulfillment of the Mission of Youngstown State University, which states that the "University and public service are seen, not only as interrelated, but also as fundamental to endeavors both within and outside the University."
Because of the required area specialty, a minor is not required for this track.
|General Education Requirements|
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|Foreign Language Requirement||8|
|Social Science (Met in Major)||0|
|Social and Personal Awareness||6|
|General Education Elective / First-Year Experience (Met in Major)||0|
|POL 1560||American Government||3|
|ECON 2610||Principles 1: Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 2630||Principles 2: Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 3702||Public Finance||3|
|POL 3718||American Public Policy and Policy Analysis||3|
|POL 3720||Public Management||3|
|POL 3722||State and Local Government||3|
|POL 3724||Public Budgeting||3|
|POL 4801||Senior Research Seminar||3|
|ACCT 2602||Financial Accounting||3|
|SOC 3701||Social Statistics||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Political Thought 1|
|Political Thought 2|
|Political Thought 3|
|Select one of the following:|
|MGT 3725||Fundamentals of Management||3|
|or MGT 3750||Managing Individuals in Organizations|
|Select 9 additional credits to define an area specialty. See advisor in the Department of Political Science for details.||9|
|Electives (Minimum 32 s.h.)||32|
|Total Semester Hours||120|