Political Science Department


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.

FRESHMAN YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 104 Principles of Biology 4
BSS 101 or HON 110H Freshman Seminar 2
ENG 101 Freshman Composition 3
ENG 102 Freshman Composition 3
HED 100 or MS 101 or 102 First Aid 1
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 102 -History of Western Civilization 3
MATH 131 College Algebra 3
MATH 132 Trigonometry 3
*PE Activity 1
PS 201 American National Government 3
Total 33
*AS 101, 102, MS 101 or 102 may satisfy this requirement.

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
ART 210, MUS 219, or Art 105 Intro. to Fine and Performing Arts,

Music Appreciation, or Art Appreciation

3
CS 107 Computers & Society 3
ENG 200, 202, 203, or 204 World Literature, Intro. to Lit., Intro. to English Lit., or Intro. To American Lit 3
ENG 213 Advanced Composition 3
Foreign Language 3
GEOG 20 Cultural Geography 3
GET 300 Rising Junior Examination 0
HUM 200, 201, 202, or 301 Humanities 6
ST 212 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PA 101 Introduction to Public Administration 3
Total 30

 

JUNIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
CHEM 101 Environmental Chemistry 3
ECON 201 Principle of Economics 3
Foreign Languages 6
HIST 201 American National Multicultural History to 1877 3
PHIL 201 Intro. to Philosophy 3
PSY 200-SOC 201 General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology 3
SS 304 Elementary Statistics 3
PS 300 State and Local Government 3
PA 201 Ethics for Public Administration 3
PA 301 Public Personnel Administration 3
Total 33

 

SENIOR YEAR
CREDIT HOUR
GET 400 Senior Comprehensive Competency Exam 0
PA 316 Government Budgeting 3
PA 317 Internship 6
PA 401 Organization Theory & Practice 3
PA 403 Public Policy Development 3
PA 404 Public Policy Development 3
PA 404 Public Finance & Fiscal Policy 3
PA Electives (2 Accounting & 1 CIS) 9
Electives 2
Total Please note an error in the total (totals 32 instead of 29)29
BPA DEGREE TOTAL 125