Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF LAW AND POLITICAL SCIENCE | Department of Government and International Relations | Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration  | NDU

Total Credits
Apply now


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. 1.Demonstrate appropriate analytical and research skills in the study of public administration;
  2. 2.Identify relevant legal and political actors un the public policy process and study their roles;
  3. 3.Identify the ethical component of public policy;
  4. 4.Communicate in written and oral form to convey their knowledge and skills;
  5. 5.Succeed in getting jobs and pursuing careers in the Lebanese public sector and NGOs.


Graduation Requirements

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.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (30cr.)

Electives in GIR (24cr.)

Free Electives (6cr.)

Electives: 9 cr. from PAD courses.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
POS 201 Intro. To Pol. Science 3 cr.
IAF 211 Intro. To Intl. Relations 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computer & its Use 3 cr.
POS 210 Gov. & Inst. Of Leb. 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (15cr.)
PAD 201 Intro. To Public Admin. 3 cr.
POS 240 Law & Society 3 cr.
HIT 211 Hist. Of Leb. & M.E. 3 cr.
ECN 212 Principles of Macro - Economics 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
LAC 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)
PAD 241 Admin. Law 3 cr.
POS 301 Modern Pol. Ideologies 3 cr.
POS 350 Comp. Governments & Pol. 3 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
spring Semester Year II (15cr.)
POS 442 Leb. Constitutional Law 3 cr.
PAD 302 Elements of Pub. Policy 3 cr.
POS 353 Gov. of the M.E. 3 cr.
PAD 332 Admin. Beh. & Org. Theory 3 cr.
LAC 3 cr.
Summer Session Year II (9cr.)
Major Elective 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
POS 345 Ethics & Leadership 3 cr.
IAF 407 Intl. & Regional Org. 3 cr.
PAD 312 Regulatory Politics 3 cr.
PAD 322 Intl. Pol. Economy 3 cr.
Major Elective 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (15cr.)
PAD 321 State & Local Gov. 3 cr.
PAD 421 Fiscal & Budgetary Pol. Of Leb. 3 cr.
PAD 422 Pol. Admin. Dev. 3 cr.
PAD 462 Public Management 3 cr.
PAD 490 Special Topics in P.A. 3 cr.
Free Elective 3 cr.


You have been successfully subscribed to our mailing list