The mission of the BA program in Public Administration is to teach students the discipline of public administration. The program is designed to provide students an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of the public sector, its organization, operations, structures, and processes of government. Students are given high quality training in order to become more effective participants in a democratic society as managers, policy analysts, public policy makers, and responsible citizens. Students receive instruction in such subjects as public management, budget preparation, techniques, public policy, ethics, and sustainable development. Graduates in public administration are prepared for careers in government at the national and international levels, as well as employment in nonprofit organizations.
Program Educational Objectives
The program is designed to equip students with comprehensive awareness of the discipline of Public Administration. The major courses will provide students with in-depth knowledge of the field, and will afford them a smooth and solid transition into the graduate studies as well as professional preparation in the following areas: public sector in various ministries of government, budgeting and the budget process, Foreign Service, international and regional organizations, multi-national corporations, banking institutions, and other enterprises.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating in the BA of Public Administration will be able to:
- 1.Demonstrate appropriate analytical and research skills in the study of public administration;
- 2.Identify relevant legal and political actors un the public policy process and study their roles;
- 3.Identify the ethical component of public policy;
- 4.Communicate in written and oral form to convey their knowledge and skills;
- 5.Succeed in getting jobs and pursuing careers in the Lebanese public sector and NGOs.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts at the Department of Government and International
Relations (DGIR) must complete a total of 105 credits for all majors with an overall
average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements.