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Public Administration

54 Credits

The program in public administration is an interdisciplinary concentration within the Department of History and Political Science. The program is designed to give the students the necessary background that will enable them to pursue careers in public service, nonprofit organizations, and also provides a basis for subsequent graduate work in MPA (Master of Public Administration) and other professional programs. Students will take coursework from political science, business, as well as three courses from economics.

Course Requirements
Political Science Core:
PO 111 American Government and Politics
PO 210 State and Local Government and Politics
PO 220 Introduction to Political Thought
PO 350 Introduction to Social Science Research
PO 450 Senior Research Seminar
PO 495 Senior Practicum

Political Science Coursework for Completion of the Program:
PO 313 Public Policy in America
PO 315 Supreme Court and Constitutional Law
PO 317 American Presidency and Congress
PO 325 Public Administration: Concepts and Practices

Business Coursework for Completion of the Program:
BU 240 Management Principles
BU 341 Human Resource Management
BU 345 Organizational Behavior
BU 388 Business Ethics
BU 435 Business and Government

Economics Coursework for Completion of the Program
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 432 Public Finance