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Public Administration

Public Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (BSPA) is designed to equip students with professional competencies to accomplish managerial tasks and organizational objectives in public and not-for-profit organizations.  Students enrolled in the BSPA. Degree program study the various roles of professional managers in the public service; develop leadership and analytical skills, study policy-making processes; and learn the techniques of sound public sector management.  The program provides special attention and sensitivity to cultural and social issues in the Western Pacific and Asian region and an understanding of their relevance to public administration.  Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework.

 

Public Administration Program Learning Goals:

Goal 1:   Demonstrate a general understanding of the various roles of professional managers in the public and nonprofit sectors;

Goal 2:   Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills;

Goal 3:   Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in solving real world problems in public administration;

Goal 4:   Demonstrate a sufficient real world understanding of public policy process;

Goal 5:   Demonstrate proficiency in information technology, and communication skills, etc.;

Goal 6:   Demonstrate an understanding of local, regional and global environments and their relevance to public administration;

Goal 7:   Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, professional, and socially responsible behavior.

 

For Business Administration majors, upper division Legal Studies (LW) and Public Administration (PA) courses may be used to fulfill upper division elective requirements outside SPBA.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BSPA DEGREE

General Education Requirements

55

Foundation Courses

27

Public Administration Major Requirements

21

Required Electives within SBPA

15

General Electives

   6

Requirement for Graduation (credit hours)
124

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FOUNDATION COURSES 

Course
Title
Credit Hours
Prerequisite

BA130

Intro. to computer Ops.

3

MA085-II placement

BA230

Data Processing and Data Admin.

BA130 and MA110**

 

or

 

 

BA330

Information Technology and Networks for Business

 

BA130

BA252

International Tourism

3

BA240

BA260

Fundamentals of Marketing

3

 

BA303

Governmental Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors

3

 

LW402

Constitutional Law

3

 

MA385

Applied Statistics

3

MA151 or equivalent

 

or

 

 

PA305

Data Analysis in Public Administration

3

BA130

PA201

Public Administration in Guam and in the Western Pacific

3

 

PA215

Supervision in Government Organizations

3

 

 

Total
27

 

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

(Total: 21 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
Prerequisite

PA210

Public Administration and Management Concepts and Application

3

 

PA233

Impact of Government Regulatory Admin. on Business

3

 

PA303

Government Finance

3

 

PA402

Public Admin. and public Policy

3

 

PA403

Public Personnel Admin.

3

 

PA405

Leadership Ethics in the Professions

3

 

PA420

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

3

 

 

Total
21

 

Required Electives within SBPA (15 credit hours): To be approved by Public Administration advisors. 

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MINOR REQUIREMENTS

(Total: 18 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
Prerequisite

PA210

Public Admin. and Management:  Concepts and Applications

3

 

PA233

Impact of Government Regulatory Administration of   Business

3

 

PA303

Government Finance

3

 

PA403

Public Personnel Administration

3

 

PA405

Leadership Ethics in the Professions

3

 

PA420

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

3

 

 

Total
  18

 

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Public Administration?

  1. Economists
  2. Government Executives and Legislators
  3. Government Lawyers
  4. Public Interest Advocates
  5. Public Interest Lawyers
  6. Urban Studies
  7. Urban and Regional Planners