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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Public Administration Major, BS in Business Administration


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  
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247  3  
BUAD 100   1  
Term 2
1,2ENGL 102  3 2.5 cumulative GPA
3Intermediate Foreign Language * 3  
4MATH 125 *, MATH 142 * or MATH 148  3-4  
3Natural Sciences Electives * 3-4  
ECON 211 * or ECON 217  3  
Term 3
ACCT 200  or 5ACCT 207   3 MATH 125 * or MATH 141 
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
ECON 213 * or ECON 218  3  
ENGL 255 *, ENGL 257 *, or ENGL 295  3  
Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 4
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 2.5 Cumulative GPA and completion of following courses with C or better: MATH 123 *-MATH 125 * or MATH 141 *-MATH 142 *; CMST 210 * or CMST 240 *; ENGL 255 * or ENGL 295 *; ACCT 200 ; ECON 211 *; ECON 213 *; STAT 201 * or STAT 207 *; MGT 201   
BUAD 242   2  
5MGT 201   3  
POLS 240   3  
STAT 201 * or 5STAT 207  3  
8BUAD 200   1  
Term 5
BUAD 205  or ECON 305  or MGT 311  or PHIL 244 * or PHIL 252  3 BUAD 242  
5BUAD 331 , 5BUAD 332   4  
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342   4  
5FINC 301   3  
6Unrestricted Elective 1  
8BUAD 300   1  
Term 6
ECON 311   3 2.5 cumulative GPA
7Economics or Political Science Elective 6 BUAD 331 , BUAD 332   
6Unrestricted Electives 4 ECON 311  
Term 7
BULW 301   2 No milestones
ECON 471   3  
POLS 441   3  
6Unrestricted Elective 3  
5BUAD 453   3  
Term 8
ECON 472   3 No milestones
7Economics or Political Science Electives 6  
6Unrestricted Elective 3  
8BUAD 405   1  
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 Students admitted to Global Leadership Scholars will complete honors versions of these courses: ACCT 207 , BUAD 337 , BUAD 338 , BUAD 457 , FINC 307 , MGT 207 , and STAT 207 *.
6 Any courses not already required for the major. Students admitted to Global Leadership Scholars will fulfill 10 hours of electives with the following courses – BUAD 217 , BUAD 317 , BUAD 417 , BUAD 427 , and BUAD 497 .
7 Chosen from any four upper-division economics or political science courses. Students admitted to Global Leadership Scholars will fulfill nine hours of these electives through six hours of IB 492  internship credit and three hours of ECON 322 , ECON 421  or IB 429 .
8 Students admitted to Global Leadership Scholars will not take these courses due to content being covered elsewhere in their curriculum.