Public Administration

The Public Administration major provides students with multidisciplinary education which focuses on developing the skills essential for the public sector manager. The major prepares students for a variety of careers in national, state, and local government service, including but not limited to human resource management, program planning, budgeting, and law enforcement administration. In addition to its standard course offerings, this program provides opportunities for field experiences and internships. Majors in Public Administration may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Administration - Min. 120 Hours

Common Core: See Common Core requirements
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (21-24 Hours)
Humanities or Fine Arts:
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
 9 hours (BA)  6 hours (BS)
Social Sciences (CJ, CT, EC, HI, PY, PS, or SO): See guidelines. 3 hours (BA)  6 hours (BS)
Science: See guidelines. 3-4 hours
BA Foreign Language (a single language)
BS Analytical Skills: See guidelines.
6-8 hours
Public Administration Major (35-36 Hours)
EC201  Macroeconomics (3)
EC302  Economics of Public Policy (3)
HI118  Development of U.S. II (3)
PS/SO480 Major Readings (3)
PS101  Intro American National State Local Govt. (3)
PS330  Principles of Public Administration (3)
PS333  Public Policy Analysis (3)
PY101  General Psychology (3)
PY352  Group Processes (3)
SO324  Social Psychology (3)
Two (2) courses from the following:
AC201  Principles of Accounting I (3)
EC330  Law and Economics (3)
PS308  Constitutional Law (3)
PS309  Law in American Society (3)
PS368/468  Government Internship (2)
SO102  Social Problems (3)
SO302  Urban and Rural Sociology (3)
SO350  Social Theory (3) 
Minor And Electives To Complete Min. 120 Hours