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The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree: 120 units

See “Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree” in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, American Institutions, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Political Science.

Course Requirements for the Major: 42 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

12 courses required:

POLS    131    Intro to Political Inquiry    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

POLS    131X    Techniques in Political Sci Res    1.0    FS

POLS    199    Special Problems    1.0-3.0    FS

Take POLS 199A twice, for a total of 2 units.

POLS    221    Methods of Political Inquiry    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POLS 131 or permission of instructor.

POLS    260A    Intro to Public Administration    3.0    FS

POLS    260B    Public Personnel Administration    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

POLS    260C    Admin Public Financial Resources    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

POLS    262    Organizational Theory    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: POLS 260A or concurrent enrollment.

POLS    264    Administrative Law    3.0    FA

POLS    271A    Public Policy Formation    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in POLS 199A required.

POLS    271B    Policy Analysis Capstone Seminar    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: POLS 221, POLS 271A. Concurrent enrollment in POLS 199A required.

1 course selected from:

POLS    231    American Political Thought    3.0    FA

POLS    232    Recent Amer Political Thought    3.0    SP

POLS    237    Contemporary Political Thought    3.0    SP

This course is the same as PHIL 237 which may be substituted.

1 course selected from:

POLS    202    State Government    3.0    FS

POLS    203    Local Government    3.0    FS

2 courses selected from:

POLS    202    State Government    3.0    FS

POLS    203    Local Government    3.0    FS

NOTE: POLS 202 or POLS 203 may be used to satisfy this requirement if not used above.

POLS    261    Environmental Politics/Admin    3.0    SP

POLS    265    Administration of Justice    3.0    FS

POLS    268    Planning Law    3.0    SP

POLS    289A    Intern Public Administration    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA, faculty permission.