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    Community-minded people, problem solvers, and peacekeepers will love helping to enact public policies. You’ll work with private citizens, business owners and politicians to create positive change at local, state, and federal levels. Examples of projects include downtown revitalization projects, negotiating between public employees and taxpayers, and inner-city youth programs. You’ll need to bring together people from different backgrounds and mindsets to get results, and you’ll get immense satisfaction from your success. Recognized as starting the profession, President Woodrow Wilson introduced concepts that are still in place today—ideas that help government be its most effective.

    Classes include public policy, economic development, grant writing and budgeting and finance administration. While many graduates with a B.A. will work for the government (city, county, state, national, international), some work for nonprofits and corporations. Some public administration majors continue on to their master’s degree to become political scientists, half of which work for the federal government analyzing policies, trends and other issues.

    • Johns Hopkins University

      Johns Hopkins University Save

      3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218
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      Originally founded as a research university for graduate students, Johns Hopkins backed into undergraduate education in a way different from most elite institutions. More serious of mind than its Ivy League rivals, Hopkins hosts plays at the Division I level ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Southern California

      University of Southern California Save

      University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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      The oldest private research university in California, USC enrolls about 19,000 undergrads and 24,000 grad students in 22 different schools, colleges, and units, ranging from the traditional — accounting, public policy, business — to the brand-new — arts, technology, and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • New York University

      New York University Save

      70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012
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      With Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue for its Quad, NYU is of the city, rather than simply in it. As the various schools of business, education, performing arts and other disciplines were apparently not enough, NYU ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Kansas

      University of Kansas Save

      Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
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      The University of Kansas boasts first-rate pre-professional schools in architecture and engineering, and is also strong in pharmacy, nursing, journalism, and education. KU's library draws raves, and the are students rate the computer facilities very highly. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • San Diego State University

      San Diego State University Save

      5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
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      San Diego State University's student population of 35,695 is among the most diverse in the nation. SDSU offers a vast array of programs - from the fine arts to engineering to vocational programs, you'll find virtually everything here. Students can ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

      University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus Save

      4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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      The University of Pittsburgh is a large, research-oriented public university with especially strong programs in health sciences (health information management, pre-med, pre-pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) and engineering. Students also mention that English, philosophy, and business and management have excellent programs. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Campbell University

      Campbell University Save

      450 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, NC 27506
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      "Campbell is a Baptist-affiliated university the "peaceful" central North Carolina community of Buies Creek. The focus here is largely pre-professional; notable majors include pharmacy, education, and a unique PGA-approved Golf Management program especially designed for students seeking careers in the ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of California-Riverside

      University of California-Riverside Save

      900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521
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      The Riverside campus of the University of California is located about an hour from Los Angeles. Riverside offers programs ranging from the liberal arts to business to a fast-track, seven-year M.D.program. For athletic excellence, check out the men and women's ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Land Grant
    • The University of Texas at Dallas

      The University of Texas at Dallas Save

      800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080
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      It's pretty easy to figure out where the University of Texas at Dallas is located. It's in Richardson, Texas, of course, one of the cities in the sprawling Dallas metropolitan area. The undergraduate population here is evenly balanced between males ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

      CUNY Bernard M Baruch College Save

      One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St), New York, NY 10010
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      Perhaps best known for its programs in business administration, midtown Manhattan's CUNY-Baruch has been rated by Money magazine as one of the Top 10 public commuter colleges in the country. Baruch provides its performing arts students with unique opportunities to ... learn more

      Alternative, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Ohio State University-Main Campus

      Ohio State University-Main Campus Save

      190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
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      Wearing the school colors, scarlet and gray, is a must at Ohio State University. If you love school spirit, a campus heavily involved with sports, big lectures, and caring professors, Ohio State is the school for you. Located on a ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Baylor University

      Baylor University Save

      500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76798
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      "This Christian school in the Lone Star State has a "huge" Greek system and "tons of Bible studies and Christian activities." The unique Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Program eats up 41 credits in various subjects, emphasizes how they all relate, and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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