Public Service Administration
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Program Website
WVU Tech Catalog
Our Public Service Administration degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to play an active role in politics and government and to influence the issues that matter to them.
An interdisciplinary major, the PSA program draws from a number of different fields – political science, economics, sociology and business management – to give students a broad perspective from which to understand why governments and society function the way they do.
This is a recommended major for pre-law students.
Jordan Hill, '14
GraduateJordan graduated in 2014 with degrees in public service administration and in industrial relations/human resources. He is currently the Human Resources Generalist at Summersville Regional Medical Center. Jordan also serves as a delegate for the West Virginia legislature representing the 41st district. He was appointed the Chairman of the Committee on Small Business & Economic Development and is also serving on the Government Organization Committee, the Health and Human Resources Committee and the Committee on Industry & Labor.
Alisa Sevy, '14
GraduateAfter earning her bachelor's degree in public service administration at Tech, Alisa has gone on to graduate school where she is pursuing a master's in education. While in school, she met her husband (and fellow WVU Tech alum) Brad, who is now in his second year of medical school residency.
Graduates find career opportunities in local and state government, non-profit organizations and social service agencies.
Graduates may also consider pursuing advanced educational opportunities such as law school or a graduate degree in social work or public service administration.
CareersOur program graduates are putting their skills to work in:
- State and federal government positions
- Political office
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
A foundation in government agencies, the justice system, management and leadership.
State and Local Government
Explore the origins, background, comparisons and contrasts of state governments; state and federal relations; state executive, legislative and judicial branches; state services; and county and municipal governments.
Learn about the concepts of public administration, including organizational theory; organizational authority and communications; personnel and financial administration; and administrative responsibility in the public sector.
Grant Writing and Documentation
This specialized course provides students with the skills necessary to write grants that are based on clearly defined needs analysis and project goals. You'll earn real-life grant writing experience as you research possible funding and sources, identify goals, lay out objectives and develop a program evaluation and time-line for a mock proposal.