2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Public Administration and Public Policy (B.S.) [PADP]


Students majoring in public administration and public policy are expected to complete a core curriculum covering the basics of U.S. and world politics, research techniques and political theory. In addition, students explore the relationship between politics and public administration through upper division coursework. Finally, all students must complete a capstone course either through a seminar or internship experience, plus cognate coursework in another department.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge in the field of public administration and public policy
  2. Prepare students for subsequent education, in particular a Master's in Public Administration, professional careers including government service, and citizenship
  3. Acquire the analytical, research, writing, and presentation skills of public administration and policy majors
  4. Engage in service, leadership and experiential learning activities                

 

B. Capstone Internship: Minimum 3 credit hours


Note: The internship meets the department capstone course requirement 

C. Public Administration and Policy Electives: 9 credit hours


Select 9 credit hours from the courses listed below

D. Political Science Electives


Select six credits of Political Science courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level.

E. Cognate Requirements: Minimum of 9 credit hours


Students may choose any cognate group, 1-7, A minimum of nine credit hours must be taken in one group. Cognate courses may not overlap with courses taken to complete General Education (GE) requirements. 

Group 1


Biology Cognate

Group 2


Chemistry Cognate

Group 3


Economics and Management Cognate

Group 4


Geography Cognate

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.S. in Public Administration and Public Policy over four years


Total credit hours for the semester: 15


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Cognate course (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)
Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


       Cognate Course (3 cr. hr.)
       Elective (3 cr. hr.)
       Elective (3 cr. hr.)
       Elective (3 cr. hr.)
       Elective (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 15-16