Upon completion of the Public Administration skilled pathway, graduates will be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of federal, state, and local government administration.
- Cultivate a foundation for graduate work in Public Administration or Policy – a common requirement for advancement in the public sector.
- Explore a range of topics from public health, social science, history, and other domains that will provide students with important context for their work.
- Complete a wide range of individual and group projects relevant to students learning.
DO I REALLY NEED A DEGREE TO WORK IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION?
No, but you may need one to get hired, and having educational training in Public Administration provides a massive advantage in earning potential and salary. Across all fields, people with a bachelor’s degree also have a 50% lower rate of unemployment, and on average, they make an additional $630,000 to $900,000 over their lifetime, even more in high-growth fields like this one.
WAS THIS PROGRAM REALLY CREATED WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS?
Yes! The only way to make sure our program gives you the skills you need to get hired and teaches you to work through real-world problems is to partner with the people out there who are actually doing it. Our collaboration with subject matter experts means that their real-world expertise is reflected in everything you’ll study here.
WHAT WILL MY CAREER LOOK LIKE?
Public Administration is huge, and the skills you will learn have a wide range of applications across different sectors. If you have a passion for serving your local community, it may be city management and administration. If you’ve always been interested in furthering charitable causes, you may want to land a job at a nonprofit you identify with. The possibilities available to you across industries are essentially endless.
WHAT IS A FLIPPED CLASSROOM?
A flipped classroom is one where the focus is not on lectures but on discussion, projects, and problem-solving. Students in flipped classrooms get the chance for more instructor feedback and, as a result, have been found to learn much, much faster.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM?
If you have a passion for helping others, if you want to have a stable and well-paying job, if you are driven by a desire to enact change, and if you want the work you do to have a real impact, you should consider this field.
WHAT DOES OPTIONAL SYNCHRONOUS MEAN?
Flexibility. Optional Synchronous means our Public Administration courses can be attended together at one time with other students or on your own schedule. Many students prefer the learning that comes with live interactions, while other students love the flexibility of doing their course whenever it fits into their schedule.
WHO WILL BE IN MY CLASS?
The courses in this program are part of an exclusive partnership between ENC and Rize Education, which means you’ll be learning with students from your campus, as well as students from a selective consortium of schools across the country. That means you get to enjoy the small Christian college environment while also building a national network of people in your industry before you’ve even graduated.
CAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION GRADS ONLY WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT?
Nope! Although Public Administration is a great path for those who wish to work for the government, opportunities in the private nonprofit sector and at big-name corporations are every bit as viable for grads.
About Rize Partnership Programs
We are offering these high demand, skills-focused programs through an innovative nationwide consortium of over 75 colleges and universities much like ENC. As a student in these programs, you enjoy the opportunity to attend a small Christian college while developing specialized skills that will prepare you for careers in some of today’s fastest-growing fields. In your major and your general education coursework, you will have the opportunity to develop a strong Christian worldview while the courses in the RIZE partnership programs will supplement that work by exposing you to industry experts who will teach you and students at other consortium institutions virtually. We refer to these programs as skilled pathways because they emphasize the in-demand skill-sets that employers are saying they need. Students who complete all of the courses in a particular program will have their completion of the courses recorded as a minor on their transcript upon graduation, but many of the individual courses and programs offer opportunities to complete industry certifications or prepare you to complete certification exams that can also be valuable additions to a resume.