Public Administration

This program is under review. Please note that no new students will be accepted into this program in 2016-17. Students already accepted as majors in this program will be allowed to complete the program. Please consult with the Department of Political Studies and/or the Undergraduate Student Office for more information.

Administrative Committee: J. Garcea (Political Studies), D. A. Gilchrist (Economics), J. S. Steeves (Political Studies).

Public administration combines courses in several disciplines including business, economics, law, political studies and sociology.

The program provides students with an understanding of the structures and operations of the public sector in Canada at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Students examine the institutions and processes through which policies and programs are formulated and implemented in the Canadian public sector. Students develop their analytical capabilities and judgment, which are useful in policy research and management-related positions.

The College of Arts & Science offers a four-year program in Public Administration leading to the B.A. Four-year or B.A. Honours degree. Students wishing to register as Public Administration majors MUST consult the coordinator to determine whether they will enter the economics or political studies stream.

Major Average

The major average in Public Administration programs includes the grades earned in:

  • The higher grade pair of POLS 111.3 and POLS 112.3; or ECON 111.3 and ECON 114.3
  • All courses listed in the Major Requirement B6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Public Administration, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • 6 credit units from ECON 111.3, ECON 114.3, POLS 111.3, and POLS 112.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement B6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A. Four-year) - Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A. Honours) - Public Administration

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