Bachelor of Arts Degree In Public Administration

The liberal studies education at Kentucky State University is characterized by intellectual breadth and depth. Students working toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration pursue a curriculum that includes exposure to the substantive approach and insight of different disciplines. The curriculum includes intensive training in analytical techniques and offers in depth education in social sciences related to the management of public services.

To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration, students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including one hour of orientation (HON 103), the University’s Liberal Studies Requirements (53 semester credit hours including ECO 200), with 39 semester credit hours for the major in Public Administration, which includes 30 semester credit hours of Public Administration courses:

PUA 301, 302, 303, 304, 322, 400, 401, 402, 491, and 499; one English course: ENG 216; POS 101; and one statistics course: either POS/PSY/SOC 300 or SOW/CJE 434. The remaining 30 semester credit hours consist of 6 free electives, 3 Inter-cultural Electives, and18 career electives.

Six hours of electives may be freely chosen from any field of study. The following courses may fulfill the Inter-cultural Elective requirement:

Any of the following foreign language courses, beyond those used to fulfill the Liberal Studies Requirement: ASL 171, 172; FRE 101, 102, 201, 202; ITA 101, 102; JPN 171, 172; KOR 171,172; RUS 171, 172;SPA 101, 102, 201, 202.

Any of the following Integrative Studies courses, beyond those used to fulfill the Liberal Studies Requirement: IGS 301, 302, 303, 304.

Speech 302, Sociology 303 or 304. Any course completed through a Study Abroad Consortium in which KSU participates. Any additional course designated by the Dean of the College of Professional Studies (CPS) as an Inter-Cultural Elective.

The remaining 18 hours may be in minor or elective courses related to the student’s public service career objective.

At least three hours of the electives must be at the 300 level or above. Career electives may be taken in the following fields: public administration, political science, sociology, psychology, social work, criminal justice, business administration, accounting, computer science, economics, management, office administration, mathematics, and speech. Any foreign language course may be used as a career elective. Students wishing to take courses not on this list as career electives must obtain prior written approval from the dean. In such cases, the student must explain in writing how the course in question would further his or her public service career plans.

Minor In Public Administration

The School of Public Administration also offers a minor in Public Administration. This program is available to every student pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Kentucky State University. A minor in Public Administration requires the completion of 18 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include PUA 302, 303, 305, and 402; the remaining 6 semester credit hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s minor advisor from 300/400 level Public Administration courses.

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