Be an agent for change. Our Government and Public Service major prepares you for leadership and service roles in our communities, making them better places for everyone.

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Gain the skills to pursue a variety of careers in federal, state, and local governments, business, law enforcement, and international organizations. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to follow a broad range of occupational pathways that include city or state representative, city council member, police officer, customs and border protection agent, and legislative assistant.

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) majors feature a common core of courses that develop writing, math, analysis, ethics, and critical thinking skills and include a senior capstone experience.

The Government and Public Service coursework teaches how to research efficiently and effectively, analyze data accurately, examine implications, and draw conclusions that will lead to new knowledge as well as practical solutions for the world we live in.

The Power of a Great University

CAST brings the power of a world-class institution to you by providing access to the faculty and educational resources of the University of Arizona. As a student, you can enjoy the benefits of being an Arizona Wildcat close to home, or wherever life takes you.

Strong Partnerships

You want your hard work to pay off. We work with local community colleges and industry partners to provide you with education and experiential opportunities employers demand. By transferring credits, you’ve already earned, you can save both time and money.

Fully Accessible

You can not simply put your life on hold because you are pursuing a degree. Our hybrid and fully online programs are designed with a busy you in mind. Our faculty and staff work as a team to support you every step of the way, and our laptop loaner program helps students with no computer get one.

100% Engagement

You know experience matters. We are committed to making available the hands-on learning opportunities that will help you succeed. We call it 100% engagement. Every CAST student can engage in an experience-building internship, practicum, or special project.