Degree Requirements - Public Administration

B.A. DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL EDUCATION 48-56

CORE REQUIREMENTS2 123

GE 1000 Transition to Kean 1
ENG 1030 College Composition 3
MATH 1000 Algebra for College Students 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship 3
GE 2021 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS   

Humanities 9
ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select two different courses from below:
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Foreign Languages 3
Music or Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
HIST 1000 History of Civic Society in America 3
Select two different courses from below:
Psychology 3
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Science & Mathematics 10-11
MATH or CPS 3
Lab Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Meteorology 4
Interdisciplinary 3
Health/Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues Contemporary Health 3
OR
ID 1010 Leisure & Rec, Multicultural Soc. 3
OR
Physical Education 2

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 12
ACC 2200 Principles of Accounting I 3
ENG 3090 Bus Prof and Tech Writing 3
ECON 1020 Principles of Economics 3
PS 2100 American Gov. and Politics 3

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 36
REQUIRED COURSES 24

PA 2000 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PA 2010 Management Challenges in Public Organizations 3
PA 3001 Management Information I: Technology and Info Systems 3
PA 3100 Policy Analysis in Governmental Systems-WE 3
PA 3110 Intergovernmental Relations-WE 3
PA 3200 Management Resources I: Budget and Financial Management in Government 3
PA 3300 Management Resources II: Human Resources in Government 3

MAJOR ELECTIVES    12
(Four Public Administration Courses)

MAJOR CAPSTONE COURSE
PA 4000 Junior/Senior Transition Seminar 3

FREE ELECTIVES 31-34
50% at 3000-4000 level

TOTAL 124
(1) Required of all Freshmen and Transfers with fewer than 10 credits
(2) Additional 3 credit course paired with Reading may be required by placement testing
(3) Not required of students with a second major, minor or collateral

MINOR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
REQUIREMENTS 18
REQUIRED COURSES 12

ECO 2120 Business Statistics
OR
PS 3550 Scope and Methods of Political Science 3
PS 2100 American Government and Politics 3
PA 2000 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PA 3110 Intergovernmental Relations-(WE) 3

ELECTIVES 6
Two courses in public administration, selected with advisement.

TOTAL 124

FIVE-YEAR COMBINED-ACCELERATED B.A./M.P.A. DEGREE (HONORS PROGRAM)

B.A. REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION 48-56
CORE REQUIREMENTS2 123
GE 1000 Transition to Kean 1
ENG 1030 College Composition 3
MATH 1000 Algebra for College Students 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship 3
GE 2021Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY/INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS

Humanities 9
ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select two different courses from below: 
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Foreign Languages 3
Music or Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
HIST 1000 History of Civic Society in America 3
Select two different courses from below: 
Psychology 3
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Science and Mathematics 10-11
MATH or CPS 3
Lab Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Meteorology 4
Interdisciplinary 3
Health/Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues Contemporary
Health 3
OR
ID 1010 Leisure & Rec,
Multicultural Soc. 3
OR
Physical Education 2

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 12
ACC 2200 Principles of Accounting I 3
ENG 3090 Bus Prof and Tech Writing 3
ECON 1020 Principles of Economics 3
PS 2100 American Gov. and Politics 3

FREE ELECTIVES 31-34
(50 % at 3000-4000 levels)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 33
REQUIRED COURSES 21

PA 2000 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PA 2010 Management Challenges in Public Organizations 3
PA 3001 Management Information I: Tech and Info Systems 3
PA 3100 Policy Analysis in Governmental Systems-WE 3
PA 3110 Intergovernmental Relations-WE 3
PA 3200 Management Resources I: Budget and Financial Management in Government 3
PA 3300 Management Resources II: Human Resources in Government 3
(1) Required of all Freshmen and Transfers with fewer than 10 credits
(2) Additional 3 credit course paired with Reading may be required by placement testing
(3) Not required of students with a second major, minor or collateral

GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR B.A.

REQUIRED COURSES 12
PA 5000 Fiscal Policy Processes 3
PA 5010 Public Bureaucracy 3
PA 5030 Analytical Methods 3
PA 5031 Quantitative Methods 3

ADDITIONAL GRADUATE
REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE
GENERAL PROGRAM MPA DEGREE 30

PA 5020 Politics, Policy and Public Management 3
PA 5040 Public Budgeting 3
PA 5050 Public Law 3
PA 5990 Research Seminar in Intergovernmental Relations 3

ADDITIONAL GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM MPA DEGREE 30
PA 5810 Health Care Administration 3
PA 5820 Health Care Planning 3
PA 5825 Health Services Administration and Law 3
PA 5830 Health Services Marketing 3
PA 5850 Financial Management 3
PA 5990 Research Seminar in Intergovernmental Relations 3

FREE ELECTIVES
Two courses in Public Administration selected with advisement. 15
PA 5960 Graduate Internship 6
**or two additional courses, if internship is waived
Please see Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.

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