From ethics and social issues to government operations and fiscal management, the courses that make up the online public administration degree curriculum will advance your understanding of key topics in the field. Courses introduce you to current public sector issues and explore methods for effective analysis and management. The breadth of the public administration curriculum creates a strong base for a public administration career.
Public Administration Courses and Program Overview
In addition to 16 core bachelor’s degree courses (45 credits), this program includes 12 Public Administration major courses (36 credits), three arts and science courses (9 credits) and 10 free electives (30 credits). The Public Administration curriculum’s sequence is designed to build your knowledge of public administration issues and policymaking practices at all levels of government.
Required Core Courses
Public Administration Major Courses
CED 301 Intro Community Economic Development
CED 335 Social Issues and Economic Policies CED
PAD 330 Public Administration
PAD 331 Public Administrative Ethics and Theory
PAD 332 Municipal Government Operations
PAD 340 Public Fiscal Management
PAD 341 Disaster Recovery and Response
POL 210 American Politics
POL 305 State and Local Government
SCS 224 Social Science Research Methods
SOC 213 Sociology of Social Problems
SOC 318 Sustainable Communities
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