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New public service major now offered at West Virginia Wesleyan College

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College is announcing a new interdisciplinary major of Public Service to prepare students for leadership careers in government, non-governmental organizations, nonprofits, education, public policy and social advocacy.

Students majoring in Public Service must choose a concentration in either public administration or community engagement. A minor in Public Service is also offered.

“Public Service is an interdisciplinary major that promotes civic engagement, public leadership and community empowerment with a focus on ethical decision-making,” Dr. Molly Clever, Chair of the Department of Social Science and Associate Professor of Sociology, said. “Students learn critical thinking, empirical analysis and program implementation and evaluation skills to serve diverse communities at the local, national and global levels.”

The major, to begin with the 2023-2024 school year, will lead graduates to jobs or to a graduate education which will provide further opportunities. Career options in business, public sector and non-profits abound. Federal government occupations in these fields such as statistical analysis, management analysts, data scientists and operations research analysts are projected to grow in the next 10 years.

For more information, visit https://www.wvwc.edu/programs/socialsciences.

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