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  Dec 16, 2017
 
2015-2016 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.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

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


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1,2ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
3Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
4MATH 123 *, MATH 141 *, or MATH 147 * 3-4  
3Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 2
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
1,2ENGL 102 * 3  
3Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
4MATH 125 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148 * 3-4  
3Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
Term 3
ACCT 200  or ACCT 207   3 ACCT 200  
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 ECON 201 *
ECON 201 * or ECON 207 * 4 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *
ENGL 255 *, ENGL 257 *, or ENGL 295 * 3  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 4
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 CMST 210 * or CMST 240 *
BUAD 242   2 ENGL 255 * or ENGL 295 *
MGT 201   3 MATH 123 * or MATH 142 *
POLS 240   3 STAT 201 *
STAT 201 * or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 5
BUAD 205  or ECON 305  or MGT 311  or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252 * 3 BUAD 242  
BUAD 331 , BUAD 332   4  
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342   4  
FINC 301   3  
5Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 6
BUAD 353 , BUAD 361   6 2.5 cumulative GPA
ECON 311   3 BUAD 331 , BUAD 332  
6Economics or Political Science Elective 3 ECON 311  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
BULW 301   2 No milestones
ECON 471   3  
6Economics or Political Science Elective 3  
POLS 441   3  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
ECON 472   3 No milestones
6Economics or Political Science Electives 6  
MGT 402   3  
5Unrestricted Elective 3  
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 English 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 Chosen from the University General Education list .
4 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 152 * 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 * or MATH 152 * must be completed by the end of the first semester of the Second Year.
5 Any courses not already required for the major.
6 Chosen from any four upper-division economics or political science courses.

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