Career and Leadership Development

Public Policy & Administration

The Public Policy and Administration Program prepares students for careers in government, private non-profit organizations, and business, and for graduate study in public policy, administration, and law.

Emphases within the major:

General Management (BS)
Legal Affairs (BS)
Planning and Budget (BS)
Police and Criminal Justice Administration (BS)
Public Personnel Administration (BS)
Public Policy (BS)
Urban Affairs (BS)

Major skills acquired:

Administration
Budget
Finance
Management
Personnel
Planning
Policy Analysis
Policy Evaluation
Policy Making

Related occupations:

(With corresponding Dictionary of Occupational Titles numbers). The following list of related occupations is an open list of ideas to expand your career research. Some of these careers may require additional experience or education.
Appraiser (188.176-010)
Assessor/Collector (188.167-014)
Business - Enterprise Officer (188.117-014)
Commissioner, Public Works (188.117-030)
Director, Compliance (188.117-046)
Director, Consumer Affairs (188.117-050)
Director, Securities/Real Estate (188.167-018)
Economic Development Coordinator (188.167-038)
Election Assistant (188.167-050)
Foreign Service Officer (188.117-106)
Housing Management Officer (188.117-010)
Manager, City (188.167-050)
Postmaster (188.167-066)
Relocation Commissioner (188.167-018)
Revenue 0fficer (188.167-090)
Special Agent, Customs (188.167-090)
Superintendent, Industries/Correctional Facilities (188.167-094)

Representative employers that have hired our students:

Cintas Corporation - Madison, WI
City of Whitewater - Whitewater, WI
Congressman Paul Ryan - Madison, WI
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin - Madison, WI
Fiserv - Brookfield, WI
March First - Chicago, IL
PAC Tec LLC
Sen. Margaret Farrow - Madison, WI
State of Wisconsin-Dept. of Transportation - Madison, WI
State of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
United States Army - San Antonio, TX
UPC Health Network - Milwaukee, WI
UW-Extension - Madison, WI
Walgreens - Greenfield, WI
Walworth County Sheriff Department - Elkhorn, WI
Wisconsin Department of Administration - Madison, WI
Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Supply Company - Madison, WI
Wistint/Strawn Legal Office - Chicago, IL

Graduate schools attended by our students:

Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI

For further information outside Career & Leadership Development:

Public Policy and Administration Program
Coordinator's Office, White 305
Phone: 262-472-4766

UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics
Management Departmental Office, Carlson, Room 5045
Phone: 262-472-3965

UW-Whitewater College of Letters and Sciences
Political Science Departmental Office, White Room 307
Phone: 262-472-1120