Public Service in Administration in Agriculture
The interdisciplinary, four-year PSA program emphasizes the application of social science knowledge to agriculture and rural problems, and draws upon the expertise of faculty in sociology, economics and political science.
Students in the PSA program receive a broad-based education in communications, science, humanities, and the ethical, economic, and social aspects of agriculture. The major is built on core courses in sociology, economics and political science. In addition, students construct an individual concentration to uniquely market themselves once they graduate.
Internships are an important part of the PSA program. The curriculum offers the flexibility needed to accommodate the special interests and needs of each student.
Problem solving, communication, creative thinking and leadership skills are emphasized. These important skills will enable tomorrow's leaders to anticipate and direct change in the organizations and communities in which they work and live.
Student and Alumni Highlights
Kevin Roepke, USGC Director of Trade Development and Government Relations
Austin Creswell, Emergency Services Specialist, American Red Cross
Jenna Riediger, Interned as a Research Assistant, Iowa State University
In the News
Sarah Low, PSA '02, was awarded the Superior Achievement Award for Early or Mid-Career Alumni, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences