Students of the Public Affairs Program have many opportunities to learn about the broad spectrum of public affairs through a combination of traditional classroom instruction, internship placement, service learning experiences, guest presentations, and career advisement. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) is dedicated to assisting students in establishing networks, while still at the university, that will enhance their abilities to locate appropriate employment placement or continued education admission. The variety of public affairs electives assists students interested in specializing in content-specific areas that can increase their marketability.
The program requirements not only prepare students for employment upon completion of the BSPA but also for successful transitions to graduate education programs in a variety of areas including law, public management and research.
The extensive practitioner experience combined with the academic credentials of the SPEA faculty provide students with a unique opportunity to broaden their understanding of public affairs while at the same time providing them many opportunities for guidance in course planning, career development and exploration of advance education.