Department of Political Science & Public Administration


Curriculum

Political Science (Pre-Law) Program

After completing the 110 semester hours of required courses in the Pre-Law curriculum, the student may transfer if accepted to a Law School to complete his/her legal training. Upon completing the first two years of training in an approved law school, the student may have his/her transcript evaluated at Grambling State University for the purpose of being awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (Pre-Law). Moreover, a Pre-Law student may earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science by staying to pursue a minimum of required 26 additional hours in Political Science and other areas.

Baccalaureate Public Administration Program

The main objectives of the Bachelor of Public Administration Degree is to prepare professionally qualified persons who will be able to serve as generalists and specialists in administrative careers in government, public service agencies and related areas.

The Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) is offered to students who complete the outlined program of study and who meet the requirements of the Department of Political Science/Public Administration and College of Liberal Arts. Area of Concentration: A minimum of 36 semester hours in Public Administration core courses is required. Student should see Departmental advisor for specifics for each emphasis area.

Political Science Program

The main objectives are (1) to provide a basic general knowledge of American, as well as Foreign Government and: (2) to enable students to think critically and analytically about contemporary political questions. Students must complete the outlined program of study and meet the requirements of the Department of Political Science/ Public Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Area of Emphasis: A minimum of 36 semester hours in Political Science core courses is required. Students should see Department Advisor for specifics for each emphasis area.

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration Program is designed to contribute to the overall improvement of public service by offering a curriculum which familiarizes individuals with the theory and practice of public administration. The curriculum is in accordance with the guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration for professional master degree programs. The program offers opportunities for career as public administrators to advance in their profession and also for individuals who desire to continue toward a doctoral degree.