Business Administration: Public Administration Pathway (A25120PA)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fully Online Option Available

The Public Administration curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the public administration profession. Public Administration professionals draft, analyze and implement policies through a wide range of government agencies and directly impact who has access to resources, general living standards, and opportunities for diverse communities.

Course work may include accounting, computer applications, business, and public administration. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, analytics, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level government and non-profit positions in many types of organizations including non-profits and local, state, and federal government.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placements tests. Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Use fundamental business concepts, methods, and tools required in development of business strategies

  •  Apply business principles to organizational environments

  •  Produce clear, persuasive, and concise business analyses

  •  Develop personal and professional skills required to be productive members of the business community

 Fall Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success & Study Skills

or

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

BUS 110 Introduction to Business

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

Fall Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 115 Business Law I

3

0

0

0

3

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

Spring Session 1 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC 120 Prin of Financial Accounting

3

2

0

0

4

CTS 130 Spreadsheet

2

2

0

0

3

Spring Session 2 (7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACC  121 Principles of Managerial Acct

3

2

0

0

4

BUS 270 Professional Development

3

0

0

0

3

Summer Session (6 or 7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS 137 Principles of Management

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

or

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

or

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

2

or

3

2

0

0

3

or

4

Fall Session 1 (9 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

LDR 110 Introduction to Leadership

3

0

0

0

3

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing

3

0

0

0

3

PAD 151 Introduction to Public Admin

3

0

0

0

3

Fall Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing / Research in the Disc

3

0

0

0

3

**3-4 Credits must be selected from the list of Program electives.

Spring Session 1 (10 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BUS  240 Business Ethics

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

PAD  251 Public Finance & Budgeting

3

0

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

Spring Session 2 (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

PAD 252 Public Policy Analysis

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 252 Principles of

Macroeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

Summer Session (3 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

*3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities electives.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program 67-69

*Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the academic advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement.

ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

    **Program Electives

    The following listing for Program Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the Program Elective requirement.

  • BUS 125 Personal Finance

  • BUS 225 Business Finance

  • BUS 230 Small Business Management

  • DME 115 Graphic Design Tools

  • GRD 141 Graphic Design I

  • GRD 151 Computer Design Basics

  • LDR 115 Evid-Based Ldrship & Dec Making

  • LDR 225 Leading Change

  • WEB 213 Internet Mkt & Analytics

  • WEB 225 Content Management Sys