The Department of Public Administration was established within the College of Law and Economics in March 1977. In 1980, the college was divided into the College of Law and Politics, and the College of Economics and Business Administration. Public Administration then became affiliated with the College of Law and Politics and with the College of Social Sciences in 1998. Currently, the faculty is composed of eleven professors and approximately 400 students are enrolled in this major. The Public Administration program is designed to help students prepare for careers as public managers and policy analysts in government agencies, public enterprises, NGO's, and NPO's closely associated with the public sector. Dynamic changes and trends in the information age demand public managers to have a wide range of analytical and communicative skills. The Program has continuously improved the curriculum by responding to changes in society and public policy. The department also offers different tracks to meet the different interests and plans for the future career path of students.
The Department of Public Administration is committed to the training of competent leaders of society who administer policy with openness, creativity and a commitment to democratic ideals. The department also aims to foster administrators who possess the skills to develop policy based on awareness of an information-based society’s needs locally and globally.
to train competent public officers through comprehensive knowledge of the functions and roles of the government.
to endow students with basic theories for democratic, rational, and efficient administration.
to research specific options for efficient administration of government policies and organizations.
to provide various administration techniques for resolution of public policy issues.
The curriculum will cover advanced courses on the newest theories for public administration, specific administration or administrative practices. Courses offered include introduction to the science of public administration, the principles of policy science, personnel administration theory, administrative philosophy, organization theory, government financial management theory, comparative administration theory, public finance, local administration theory, Korean administration theory, administrative statistical analysis, administration academy, management science, regulatory administration theory, social psychology, bureaucracy theory, policy planning theory, advanced science of public administration, administrative information system theory, governmental accounting theory, community development theory, traffic policy theory, administrative information theory, administrative research theory, inter-governmental policy theory, comparative policy theory, administrative behavior theory, public investment analysis theory, administrative system analysis theory, economic analysis theory, economic policy theory, policy evaluation theory, administrative reform theory, public negotiation theory, international administration theory, municipal administration theory, local finance theory, exercise of administration, industrial policy theory, environmental policy theory, management of organization seminar, administrative ethics, case study of Korea administration, labour administration theory, and social policy theory.
Vision after Graduation
Since 1988, the Department of Public Administration has produced nearly 1,800 graduates. They are active in the government administration and the National Assembly, as national and local public officers. Graduates also contribute to national or social development within governmental investment agencies, organs of public opinion, financial agencies, and general corporations.