DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
B.A. Public Administration
Option: Accounting and Budgeting
|Administrative Management||Personnel Management & Labor Relations||Investigations & Inspections||Social Services||Public Health|
Social Services Analysis
Volunteer Service Management
Health Services Management
Research and Planning
Outreach and Education
Internships constitute an essential part of the public administration program. They allow students to work in the realistic environment of a public service agency, explore career options within their fields of study and integrate classroom learning with work-related experience. Other benefits include earning academic credit, establishing personal and professional contacts and building future employment opportunities.
Internship placements may be in agencies of city, county, state or federal government as well as nonprofit or public service oriented organizations. Specific areas of possible internship work include budgeting, human resources, public relations, law enforcement, infrastructure management, recreation, taxation, and education. Placements in community-based settings might involve legal or public advocacy, youth mentoring, or protective shelter management. Students may also create their own internships. Internships are generally reserved for upper-division students. Adaptations can be arranged for students with current or prior public service experience.
“Making Oklahoma Work: Community Problems and Solutions” is a public affairs radio program. It focuses on current challenges facing the state’s citizens and their public managers. Public administration students participate in producing the program. They recommend and evaluate topics, engage in original and secondary research, conduct interviews, and write and edit copy.
Titles of upcoming programs include:
“Making Oklahoma Work: Community Problems and Solutions” is sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science in cooperation with the Department of Communications. It is the only radio program in Oklahoma that centers on state and local public administration.