Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

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The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Associate Degree in one of the following areas from a regionally accredited institution: A Health Science (Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiological Technology, etc.), Criminal Justice or Justice Studies, Computer Technology, Social or Human Services, Paralegal Studies, or Fire Science
  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00

All students receiving a baccalaureate degree from UMA must satisfy the institution’s baccalaureate general education requirements. Some of these requirements are met by the program major requirements below. The remaining requirements are listed here. They must be satisfied by the associate degree coursework, or by additional courses.

  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following English courses (3):
    • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature
    • ENG 317W Professional Writing
  • Complete any 100-level Communications elective (3)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems electives (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • Any 100-level Laboratory Science course (4)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • BUA 101 Financial Accounting for Decision Making (3)
  • BUA 301 Accounting for Not for Profit Organizations (3)
  • CIS 360 Geographical Information Systems (3)
  • ECO 201 Macroeconomics (3)
  • ENG 320 Grant Writing (3)
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics (3)
  • POS 101 American Government (3)
  • POS/BUA 223 Principles of Management (3)
  • POS 234 American State and Local Government (3)
  • POS 354 Public Budgeting and Financial Administration (3)
  • POS/BUA 361 Human Resource Management (3)
  • POS 370 Municipal Administration (3)
  • POS 405 Administrative Law (3)
  • POS 487 Research Methods (3)
  • Complete two of the following Public Administration electives (6):
    • POS 102 Introduction to Politics and Government
    • POS/BUA 362 Labor-Management Relations
    • POS/BUA 365 Organizational Behavior
    • POS/NUR 420 The American Health Care System
    • POS 485 Public Administration Internship
  • Complete any necessary 100-level or higher electives to reach a total 120 credits (TBD)

This program resides under the College of Professional Studies

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