Granite State College's Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration is designed for students with career interests in public sector management or those seeking leadership roles in public service fields and offers students a public administration foundation that prepares them for further graduate study. The outcomes-based program is built upon a foundation of essential public administration competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum: public administration, public policy, ethics, strategic communications, human resources, budgeting, and finance.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Build on applied expertise through the attainment of new knowledge in management, with specific relevance to the public sector.
- Develop management capacity to enhance individual and organizational performance.
- Apply ethical principles that inform public service management.
- Integrate management theories in an applied field to improve efficiency and effectiveness of organizations.
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
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.
|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 Life 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|