Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration
A B.A. in Public Administration prepares students to serve others in both public and non-profit institutions. It helps develop the skills needed to assume major leadership roles in delivering the services provided by local, state, and national governments, community service groups, and non-profit organizations. Outstanding majors also have the opportunity to enter the accelerated BA/MPA program.
Minor in Public Administration
A minor in public administration requires 6 hours of foundations course work and 9 hours of emphasis in one of two tracks: Public Management or Non-Profit Organizations and Community Governance.
Careers in Public Administration
Public Administration and Public Service are in some ways synonymous with one another. Those who enter the field of Public Administration are public servants in the truest sense of the term. They are the men and women who provide the leadership for the delivery of the various services provided by local, state and national government. They may also provide the expertise that elected officials need to make public policy. Career opportunities range from supervising a city parks and recreation program or administering personnel policies to being a policy analyst for either a legislative body or an executive department. Some of our graduates also pursue careers in the administration of private non-profit organizations.
Below are some examples of successful careers for graduates in public administration.
- City Management
- Financial Administration
- Budget Analysis
- Community Services/Affairs
- Social Services
- Urban Planning
- Nonprofit Administration
- Policy Analysis
- Grant Writing
- Human Resource Management
- Environmental Management
- Public Safety and Criminal Justice
- Risk Management
- Emergency Services Management
- Commerce and Insurance
- Purchasing and Acquisitions
- International Affairs
- Program Management
- Enforcement and Compliance
- Security and Protection
- Government Administration
- Campaign Management
- Political Advising
- Health Services Administration
Curriculum in Public Administration
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Core Humanities (PHIL 1020 preferred)1||3||COMM 1000 Public Speaking||3|
|Core Science I||4||Core Science II||4|
|POLI 1090 American Government in Multicultural World||3||POLI 1050 Global Politics and Issues or ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|GEEL 1000 General Elective||1||GEEL 1000 General Elective||3|
|Foreign Language I||4||Foreign Language II (to complete sequence)||4|
|Core History||3||Core History to complete sequence||3|
|Core Mathematics||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|Core Literature||3||LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation||2|
|GEEL 1000 General Elective||2||POLI 2100 State Government and Policy||3|
|POLI 3000 Political Science Research Methods I||3||POLI 3270 Policy Process||3|
|POLI 3250 Introduction to Public Administration||3||Course from Group 2- Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance2||3|
|GEEL 1000 General Elective||3||Course from Group 3- Elections and Democractic Practice||3|
|Course from Group 1- Democratic, Political, and Administrative Systems||3||GEEL 1000 General Elective||6|
|Course from Group 4- State and Local Governance||3|
|POLI 3260 Organization Theory||3||POLI 4140 Public Finance||3|
|POLI 4160 Public Personnel Administration||3||GEEL 1000 General Elective||6|
|Course from Group 7- Public Law||3||Course from Group 5- Community Planning||3|
|GEEL 1000 General Elective||6||Course from Group 6- Global Public Service and Cultural Competency||3|
|UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Students must meet with their advisers to determine approved courses for Groups 1 through 7.
COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.
Last Updated: June 22, 2016