2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 27, 2020  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

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 * 6 or 8
Social Sciences * 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
BUAD 201  4
2Arts and Humanities * 6
4Non-US History 3
Electives 3
   

Third Year

 
BUAD 331 , BUAD 332  4
BUAD 341 , BUAD 342  4
Ethics: PHIL 243 , PHIL 244 , or PHIL 443  3
FINC 301  3
BUAD 353  3
BUAD 361  3
POLS 340  3
ECON 312  3
Electives 3
   

Fourth Year

 
BULW 301  3
ECON 371  3
ECON 472  3
POLS 441  3
MGT 402  3
5Economics 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  or a second-year literature course in the English Department. If the second-year literature 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 One course from AFST 235 , AFST 236 ; HIST 241 , HIST 242 , HIST 247 , HIST 248 , HIST 255 , HIST 256 , HIST 261 , HIST 262 ; LAMS 251 , LAMS 252 ; MDST 201 , MDST 202 .
5 Economics or Political Science Electives – Any three upper-division economics or political science courses.