Public Administration (B.S.)
Granite State College's Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration offers students depth and breadth in public administration, leadership, and public policy. The degree is designed to meet the educational needs of public administration professionals and includes an appropriate foundation for further graduate study for a Master's in Public Administration or Master's in Leadership. The outcomes-based program is built upon a foundation of essential public administration competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum: public administration, leadership, public policy, ethics, strategic communication, human resource management, budgeting and finance, government relations, and community engagement.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Develop the ability to lead and manage in the public interest.
- Participate in, and contribute to, the policy process.
- Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make evidence-informed decisions in a complex and dynamic environment.
- Articulate, apply, and advance a public service perspective.
- Communicate and interact productively and in culturally responsive ways with a diverse and changing workforce and society at large.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 40|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 52|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 28|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 120|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
Prerequisite: Must have completed an Associate Degree or equivalent in Public Service Management field.
|Major in Public Administration|
|APST 505||Career Development and Planning||2|
|DATA 510||Introduction to Data Analytics||4|
|HUMN 505||Introduction to Ethics||4|
|PADM 500||Introduction to Public Administration||4|
|HRM 620||Change Management||4|
|PADM 600||Public Policy Development and Implementation||4|
|PADM 610||Public Sector Budget and Finance||4|
|PADM 615||Human Resources in the Public Sector||4|
|LD 600||Becoming an Effective Leader||4|
|or LD 602||Leadership Theory|
|COMM 602||Media and Strategic Communication||4|
|or LD 625||Volunteer Leadership|
|APST 615||Grant Writing||4|
|or MGMT 605||Fundraising and Resource Development|
|MGMT 651||Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Internship||4|
|or MGMT 660||Integrative Capstone: Industry-Based Project|