May 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, B.S.

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Public administration is the study of the implementation of government policy.  The Bachelor of Science in public administration is an interdisciplinary degree that incorporates coursework in public administration, political science, management, psychology, and other academic fields. Available internships provide students a unique opportunity to explore possible career options and to attain “hands on” experience to supplement their coursework.

This degree prepare students for positions in state and local or national government, health care administration, non-profit management and similar workplaces. Graduates may pursue careers in such areas as urban planning, city management, hospital and clinic administration, fundraising or other positions for non-profit organizations, or international relief agencies.  This degree is currently offered through the Online venue only.

General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here ​. For additional information on general education requirements click here .

Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

Public Administration Core Requirements (57 sem. hrs)

All must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken Pass/Fail

Minor (Optional) (18 sem. hrs.)

Students are encouraged to complete a minor in a related field. Suggested minors are Business, Criminal Justice Administration, Human Services, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Electives (with minor included) (1-4 sem. hrs.)

Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.

Note (s):

PADM 495 /POSC 495  is the culminating experience course for all students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.


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