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  Nov 20, 2017
 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration Major, BS in Business Administration


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The public administration major is a joint program sponsored by the Departments of Economics and Political Science. It is designed for students interested in government and nonprofit enterprises, namely in the formation of public policy and the practice of public sector management among many other areas of the interface between the public and private sectors. The program combines general education in business principles with specific courses in the economic and political aspects of government policies. Students choose electives to focus their interest or expertise.

Public administration majors pursue careers in a wide variety of areas in both the private and public sectors, the latter at the federal, state, and local levels. Examples include tax administration and budget analysis, city management, governmental relations within large corporations and industry trade associations, the management of nonprofit organizations, policy analysis in a non-governmental organization, and the functional areas of government such as education, health, environment, and economic development. In addition to the Master of Public Administration degree, many undergraduate majors pursue graduate programs in law, economics, or public policy.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration • Public Administration Major


First Year  Hours Credit
1, 2Written Communication: ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
3Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 123 *, MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *, MATH 142 * 6 or 8
Cultures and Civilizations : Intermediate Foreign Language* 6
Natural Sciences Electives * 6-8
Social Sciences Elective * 3
Oral Communication: CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3
   
Second Year  
ACCT 200  3
Social Sciences: ECON 201 * 4
Written Communication:  ENGL 255 *, ENGL 257 *, or ENGL 295 * 3
STAT 201 * 3
MGT 201  3
BUAD 242  2
2Arts and Humanities Electives * 6
Electives 6
   
Third Year  
BUAD 331 , BUAD 332  4
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342  4
Ethics: PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252 * 3
FINC 301  3
BUAD 353  3
BUAD 361  3
POLS 340  3
ECON 312  3
Electives 3
   
Fourth Year  
BULW 301  2
ECON 471  3
ECON 472  3
POLS 441  3
MGT 402  3
4Economics or Political Science Electives 9
Electives 4-8
   Total 120
   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Must be completed by the end of the First Year.
2 Students who complete ENGL 118 * with a grade of A or B will complete their first year composition requirement by choosing ENGL 102 *, a sophomore-level course in the English Department, or ENGL 355 *. If the sophomore-level English course appears on the Arts and Humanities list , the course may also be counted toward the Arts and Humanities* requirement.
3 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * are prerequisites for STAT 201 *, which is taken during the second semester of the Second Year. As a result, either MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * must be completed by the end of the first  semester of the Second Year. 
4 Economics or Political Science Electives – Any three upper-division economics or political science courses.

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