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Requirements for the Public Administration Major

Because of the implementation of the new General Education Program, there are currently two programs of study for the Public Administration major:

For students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GER curriculum.

GER Common Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GER University Distribution (See Curricula): fourteen courses, including

Mathematics:

MAT 117

Topics in Contemporary Mathematics

MAT 118

Introduction to Statistics

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

ECN 101

Introductory Economics (Micro)

POL 101

Introduction to American Government and Politics

POL 201

Introduction to Political Science Research

Major Concentration:

HIS 201-202

History of the United States

Business Core (5 courses):

ACC 101

Concepts of Financial Accounting

ACC 102

Managerial Accounting

FIN 200

Introduction to Finance

DSS 200

Introduction to Information Systems

MGT 110

Essentials of Organizational Behavior

Required Public Administration Courses (5 courses):

POL 314

Public Administration

POL 315

Government and Business

POL 317

Suburban Government and Problems

MGT 211

Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior

POL 411

Washington Internship I

Public Administration Concentration Selection. Choose Any three (3) of the following courses:

HIS 386

American Environmental History

POL 491

Philadelphia Area Internship

MGT 320

Management of Human Resources

POL 308

Congress and the Legislative Process

POL 309

The Presidency

POL 310

Constitutional Politics

POL 311

Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties

POL 312

Law and Social Change

POL 313

Public Policy

POL 316

State and Local Government

POL 327

Environmental Politics in America

POL 329

Environmental Protection Management

IHS 211

The Health Care System and Its Responsibilities

IHS 346

Administration of Health Care and Public Health Organizations

IHS 252

Health Care Policy

POL 411

Washington Internship I

POL 412

Washington Internship I1

For students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GEP curriculum.

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses, including

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

POL 101 or 111

GEP Overlays (See Curricula): three courses, two must be MGT 212 & POL 201

GEP Integrative Learning Component: three courses

GEP Electives: eight courses*

Major Concentration: twelve courses

6 Introductory Courses (100-200 level):

ACC 101

Concepts of Financial Accounting

ACC 102

Managerial Accounting

MGT 121

Organizations in Perspective

DSS 200

Intro to Information Systems

MGT 212

Managing Workforce Diversity

POL 201

Intro to Political Science Research

7 Upper Division Courses (300-400 level):

Required (4 courses):

POL 314

Public Administration

POL 315

Government and Business

POL 317

Suburban Government & Problems

POL 491

Philadelphia Area Internship

PADM electives (choose 3 of following):

POL 308

Congress & the Legislative Branch

POL 309

The Presidency

POL 311

Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties

POL 312

Law and Social change

POL 313

Public Policy

POL 316

State and Local Government

POL 411

Washington Internship I

MGT 320

Management of Human Resources

The Department strongly recommends that all students take the appropriate introductory course prior to enrolling in an upper division class.