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.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor 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.

30 units required:

POLS 331 Intro to Political Inquiry 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
POLS 331X Techniqs in Political Sci Res 1.0 FS
POLS 421 Methods of Political Inquiry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 331 or permission of instructor.
POLS 460A Intro to Public Administration 3.0 FS
POLS 460B Public Personnel Admin 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
POLS 460C Admin Pub Financial Resources 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
POLS 462 Organizational Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: POLS 460A or concurrent enrollment.
POLS 464 Administrative Law 3.0 FA
POLS 471A Public Policy Formation 3.0 FA
POLS 471B Policy Analysis Capstone Sem 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: POLS 421, POLS 471A.
POLS 489A Intern Public Administration 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: 3.0 cumulative GPA and faculty permission.

POLS 489A must be taken for a minimum of 2 units.

1 course selected from:

POLS 431 American Political Thought 3.0 FA
POLS 432 Recent Amer Political Thought 3.0 SP
POLS 437 Contemporary Political Thought 3.0 Inq

This course is also offered as PHIL 437.

1 course selected from:

POLS 402 State Government 3.0 FS
POLS 403 Local Government 3.0 FS

2 courses selected from:

POLS 402 State Government 3.0 FS
POLS 403 Local Government 3.0 FS

Note: POLS 402 or POLS 403 may be used to satisfy this requirement if not used above.

POLS 461 Environmental Politics/Admin 3.0 SP
POLS 465 Administration of Justice 3.0 FS
POLS 468 Planning Law 3.0 SP