Public Agency Management
Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Management, Bachelor of Arts
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Management?
You will focus on budgeting, planning, and organizational issues in public agencies. You'll choose courses designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills. You will be offered courses in discretion and decision making, environment and society, government budgeting, government budgeting, public agency organizational theory, personnel administration, and conflict resolution.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Nonprofit administrator
- Nongovernmental organization leader
- Human resource professional
- Program evaluator
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Certified Public Accountant
- Budget analyst
- Community college instructor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 70 units of major requirements including a specialization (30 units); a concentration (15 units); and interdisciplinary studies requirements which include a language proficiency requirement (25 units)
- Be aware that you may not use courses with PAS or POS prefixes to satisfy liberal studies requirements. In addition, you may not use the specific courses in your specialization or concentration to also satisfy liberal studies requirements.
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
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Take the following 70 units with a Grade of "C" or better:
Public Management Specialization (30 units)
- PAS 301 (3 units)
- PAS 326 or POS 326 (3 units)
- PAS 450 (3 units)
- ENG 302W or ENG 305W (3 units)
- PAS 325 or POS 325 (3 units)
- PAS 327 or POS 327 (3 units)
- PAS 401 (3 units)
- PAS 415 or CST 477 (3 units)
- Select from: PAS 329, PAS 361, PAS 360, CCJ 333 (3 units)
- Select from: PAS 408C, PAS 421C, POS 421C (3 units)
Concentration Requirements (15 units)
Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies
Take at least 15 units that include a minimum of 3 units of credit in each of the following blocks:
Ethical Reasoning (3 units)
- ANT 355, ARH 351, ARH 352, ARH 353
- ART 100, ART 300
- CCJ 215
- EMF 382
- ENG 121, ENG 308, ENG 364
- HUM 101, HUM 120, HUM 351, HUM 352, HUM 353, HUM 370, HUM 375
- MUS 260, MUS 320, MUS 333, MUS 393
- PHI 240, PHI 320, PHI 321, PHI 322, PHI 351, PHI 352
- REL 322, REL 325
- TH 101
- Concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies
Changing Worlds, select one (3 units):
- AIS 202, AIS 304
- ANT 105, ANT 253, ANT 301, ANT 303, ANT 306, ANT 350, ANT 351
- CCJ 101, CCJ 250, CCJ 325, CCJ 340, CCJ 360, CCJ 380
- CST 365
- GSP 120, GSP 201, GSP 240, GSP 241, GSP 348, GSP 376
- HIS 240, HIS 241, HIS 270, HIS 291, HIS 292, HIS 308, HIS 394, HIS 397
- PAS 310, PAS 401
- PHI 356, PHI 357
- POS 110, POS 201, POS 210, POS 224, POS 230, POS 231, POS 241, POS 250, POS 254, POS 320, POS 344, POS 355, POS 356, POS 357, POS 359, POS 360, POS 361, POS 362, POS 364
- PSY 250, PSY 375
- REL 390
- SOC 101, SOC 210, SOC 301, SOC 316, SOC 333, SOC 339
- Changing Worlds, select one (3 units):
Cultural Perspectives, select one (3 units):
- AIS 101, AIS 202, AIS 210, ANT 102, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 205, ANT 209, ANT 301, ANT 303, ANT 306, ANT 350
- CCJ 314, CCJ 360
- COM 301
- CST 323
- ENG 245, ENG 345, ENG 381
- ES 191, ES 215, ES 356, ES 391
- HIS 102, HIS 220, HIS 221, HIS 230, HIS 231, HIS 240, HIS 241, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 280, HIS 281, HIS 293, HIS 295, HIS 312, HIS 314, HIS 325, HIS 332, HIS 366, HIS 381, HIS 382, HIS 396
- HUM 130, HUM 261, HUM 281, HUM 291, HUM 362, HUM 381, HUM 382
- MUS 360, MUS 365
- PHI 150
- POS 120, POS 366, POS 370, POS 374
- REL 150, REL 201, REL 206, REL 210, REL 220, REL 301, REL 311, REL 321, REL 331, REL 341, REL 351, REL 355, REL 380
- SOC 204, SOC 215, SOC 315
- WGS 150, WGS 191, WGS 260, WGS 360
- Cultural Perspectives, select one (3 units):
Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements
Computer Literacy (3 units)
This coursework must help you to understand, in general, the technical components of computers and information systems, how to solve problems using information systems technology, word processing, spreadsheet use, data base management, graphic information software, website development, graphic design and use of statistical analysis software. Course(s) must have been taken within 10 years of admittance to Northern Arizona University.
Communication Courses (6 units)
You must choose 6 units in the following two categories. At least 3 units of the 6 units must be upper-division.
- Performance-based courses, select one from the following (3 units):
- Theory-based courses, select one from the following (3 units):
- Please note that you cannot use CLEP or locally prepared exams to satisfy this requirement. Transfer credit used to satisfy this requirement must be approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies/BAS Advisory Council.
Language Requirement (16 units)
You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP, or other exams.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Students transferring into this program from California may meet NAU's liberal studies requirements by completing an IGETC at a California community college. Please contact an advisor for more information.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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