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Public Management, Bachelor of Science

120 credits

The study of politics deals with the ways in which humanity shares and distributes such fundamental values as security and prosperity and seeks self-determination. The Public Management degree combines the study of politics and government with selected courses in business and economics. The program is designed to provide access to jobs in the many activities of modern society in which the public interest and the private domain overlap and coincide. Many students are discovering that public management, applied political science, offers an essential dimension to understanding one’s ongoing struggle with others and oneself. Employment possibilities for those with public management training include opportunities with private enterprise and numerous jobs with local, municipal, county, regional, state, federal, and international agencies. The Public Management program also provides preparation for graduate study in public administration and prospective employment in town, city, and county management.


Degree Requirements

Credits

PO 1020 American Government 3
PO 2020 Public Administration (DICO) 3
PO 3120 Political Parties, Elections, and Interest Groups (TECO) 3
PO 3150 State and Local Politics 3
PO 3680 Public Policy Analysis (WRCO) 3
PO 4010 Political Science Internship 3
PO 3000/4000 level Political Science electives [not PODI] 6
BU 1152 Financial Accounting 3
BU 2262 Management Accounting 3
EC 2550 Macroeconomics (GACO) 3
EC 2560 Microeconomics 3
Group A - complete four of the following (at least three of these courses must be at the 3000/4000 level): 12
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO)
BU 2440 Business, Ethics, and Society
BU 2480 Business Law
BU 3180 Human Resource Management
BU 3220 Business and the Environment
BU 3410 Labor and Employment Law for Managers
BU 3560 Land Use Law and Development
EC 3600 Public Finance
EPL 2100 Community Planning
PO 3240 International Political Economy
PO 3250 Model United Nations (GACO) (INCO)
PO 3350 Women in World Politics
SO 2380 Social Problems
SO 3090 Criminology
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
SS 3700 Social Statistics (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
INCO Integration Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 36-34

If the Internship is unavailable, the credits are satisfied with a 3000/4000 level PO elective. Public Management majors may not declare the Business Administration or Political Science minor. A 2.50 grade point average is required in all major courses.

*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.