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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
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities6
Foreign Language Requirement8
Natural Science7
Social Science (Met in Major)0
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience (Met in Major)0
Major Requirements
POL 1560American Government3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
ECON 2630Principles 2: Macroeconomics3
ECON 3702Public Finance3
POL 3718American Public Policy and Policy Analysis3
POL 3720Public Management3
POL 3722State and Local Government3
POL 3724Public Budgeting3
POL 4801Senior Research Seminar3
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
SOC 3701Social Statistics4
Select one of the following:3
Political Thought 1
Political Thought 2
Political Thought 3
Select one of the following:
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3
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 Hours120