Bachelor of Science
There are many activities in modern society in which the interests of the public and the private sectors overlap. Public management is a form of applied political science, providing a way to understand the ongoing struggle between these two spheres of life.The Bachelor of Science in Public Management at Plymouth State University combines the study of politics and government with courses in business and economics.
Careers for those with public management training encompass both private enterprise and jobs with local, municipal, county, regional, state, federal and international agencies. The PSU Public Management program also provides preparation for graduate study in public administration and prospective employment in town, city and county management.
Are You Eligible for a Tuition Break?
Students from Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts may be eligible for tuition breaks through the New England Board of Higher Education(NEBHE).
For program details see: http://www.nebhe.org
Degree Requirements (120 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|
|Group A – complete four of the following (at least three of these courses must be at the 3000/4000 level):||12|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following:||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|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 2016-2017 Catalog.