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Bachelor of Arts in Administration - Public Administration Concentration

Drive Your Career Forward. Complete your Bachelor in Administration (BA) degree with a Public Administration Concentration and develop a clear understanding of the tools, technologies, communication techniques, and ethics required to succeed in business and public administration. 

Students must earn a grade of 'C' (2.0) or better in all lower-division, upper-division, and concentration courses required to fulfill a B.A. in Administration.

Total Units Required for the B.A. in Administration
Type Units
Lower-division core requirements 23
Upper-division core requirements 23
Breadth Electives 10
Public Administration Concentration 18
Total Units for the Degree 74


Lower-division core requirements (23)

Lower-division core requirements (23)
Course Number Course Title Units
ACCT 2110 Introductory Accounting I 3
ACCT 2120 Introductory Accounting II 3
ADMN 1500 Introduction to Administration 1
ADMN 2100 Applied Business Statistics 3
ECON 2201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2202 Principles of Macroeconomics * Satisfies GE category D3 3
IST 1110 Introduction to Information Technology 1
MGMT 2300 Legal Environment of Organizations 3
Three units chosen from the following courses:  * Satisfies GE category B4 3

MATH 1301

Modeling with Functions  

MATH 1401

Accelerated Preparation for Calculus  

MATH 1601

Modeling with Calculus  

MATH 2210

Calculus I

Upper-division core requirements (23)

Upper-division core requirements (23)
Course Number Course Title Units
FIN 3001 Finance I 3
IST 3110 Management of Information Technology 3
MGMT 3020 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 3500 Applied Communication 3
MGMT 3900 Principles of Strategy 2
MKTG 3050 Marketing Principles 3
PA 3150 Society, Business, & Global Governance * Satisfies GE category D4 3
SCM 3040 Principles of Supply Chain Management 3

Breadth Electives (10)

Breadth Electives (10)
Course Number Course Title Units
ADMN 4900 Administration Capstone 1
AY 2020 - 2021, Nine units chosen from the following:     
ENTR 3000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 9
FIN 3002 Finance II  
MKTG 3160 Research Methods  
PA 3050 Organizations in Multicultural and Diverse Societies  

Public Administration Concentration (18 units)

Public Administration Concentration (18 units)
Course Number Course Title Units
PA 3800 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PA 4620 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector 3
PA 4630 Governmental Budgeting 3
PA 4700 Public Policy and Administration 3
Six units chosen from the following:   6

PA 3070

Public Relations in the Public Sector  

PA 5010

Administrative Leadership  

PA 5140

Nonprofit Management and Leadership  

PA 5150

Executive Nonprofit Leadership  

PA 5170

Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting  

PA 5190

Managing Diversity in Organizations  

PA 5210

Urban Growth and Planning  

PA 5280

Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Networks  

PA 5570

Public Sector Labor Relations  

PA 5640

Local Public Administration  

PA 5730

Public Transportation Systems  

PA 5753

Internship in Public Administration  

PA 5900

Special Topics in Public Administration  

PA 5951

Independent Study  

PA 5952

Independent Study  

PA 5953

Independent Study  
Total Units   18