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Governance and Public Management and Administration

People who work in this pathway include the officials elected or appointed to government positions responsible for making and executing public policy. This pathway includes the President and members of Congress, governors and state legislators, and local elected officials such as councilpersons or commissioners. Also included are the staff members that support them. Careers in this pathway often require working with constituents or interest groups with conflicting goals.

Example Careers 

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Chief Executive
  • Emergency Management Director
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Legislator
  • Police Officer 
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • FBI Agent
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Court Reporter 
  • Social and Community Service Manager

Pathway Courses

Related Electives

Career Related Activities

External Experiences

Leyden Certifications

Trition Certificates

Triton Degrees

Example College Majors

  • American Government and Politics
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Comparative Government 
  • Political Science and Government
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Urban Studies/Affairs