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Letter from the Chair

Dear Prospective Students, Parents and Program Supporters:

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration welcomes you to our website.The Department offers a wide variety of opportunities for students whom are interested in politics, administration and public affairs. The Department combines academic preparation along with applied research and career opportunities in the public sector.

For undergraduates, we offer a challenging core of courses and then allow students to choose a concentration of electives. The Department also offers opportunities for students in a Pre-Law program, Public Opinion Research Laboratory, a Fast Track MPA program where you can earn graduate credit even before you graduate, and internships in Jacksonville, Washington and places around the world. Students who meet a particular grade point average also are invited to join Pi Sigma Alpa, our national honors society.

Our graduate Masters of Public Administration offers a challenging curriculum that will help both working PA professionals and full-time graduate students. Scholarships and Fellowships are available. The program also offers a Non-Profit track where students can focus on learning how to administer non-profit organizations. Most importantly, the program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

The rest of the website details many of these opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact me at or (904) 620-5856. Welcome to UNF.



Dr. Nicholas Seabrook

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration