Public Affairs Major
Let our education fuel your passion. Begin your career in public service with a Public Affairs degree.
Good public policy relies on individuals who are clear thinkers and communicators. But it also demands an in-depth understanding of management, accounting and economics. Develop all of those skills, and get an understanding of the ways you can make a difference in public, private and non-profit organizations.
- Program type:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a public affairs major?
UND's Public Affairs Degree
Network and build experience outside of class with the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society and the Public Affairs Club.
Gain practical field experience through internships available to students in the nonprofit track.
Earn a master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) in just one extra year by participating in our five-year combined program.
Let our team of academic advisors help you plan your major. You'll also have access to personalized Degree Map software to keep you on track to graduate in four years.
Receive personalized career support through the Pancratz Career Development Center. The Center is dedicated exclusively to career development for online and on-campus business students.
Learn in the new Nistler CoBPA. It’s a modern and inviting building for UND's business students.
What can you do with a public affairs degree?
Public Affairs Degree Courses
Leader in Action
Tyler Larson, a Public Affairs major, launched a non-profit youth center. It provides a place for high school students to be free of negative peer pressure.