Public Agency Management
Applied Science - Public Management, Bachelor of Applied Science
Our goal in offering the B.A.S. degree is to provide you with a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues and to advance your communication, computer, and quantitative skills. This degree also offers you the opportunity to complete a specialization that will broaden your career horizons, promote life-long learning, and enrich your life. Northern Arizona University offers this degree at selected campuses throughout Arizona.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Science - Public Management?
You will focus on Public Agency Administration including budgeting, planning, and organizational issues in public agencies. You'll choose courses that are 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:
- 64 units in an associate's degree transfer block (If you have been awarded an A.A.S. degree from an Arizona community college, NAU will accept up to 75 transfer units.)
- At least 18 units of B.A.S. Requirements
- 27 units of Specialization 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|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||Not Available|
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- To be admitted into a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) plan, you must have an associate's degree, either completed or in progress, at a regionally accredited institution and the associate's degree must be completed prior to the awarding of the B.A.S. degree.
B.A.S. Requirements (18 units)
Designed to help you acquire a general knowledge of management, organizational, and policy issues while advancing your professional communication, computer, and quantitative skills.
Communication Block (6 units)
- ENG 302W or ENG 305W (3 units)
- Selected one: CST 314, CST 315, CST 424, CST 465, CST 472, CST 475, CST 477 (3 units)
- PAS 411 (3 units)
- Select one: BBA 340, BIO 301, BIO 302, CCJ 315, CCJ 325, CCJ 355, CCJ 380, HUM 371, HUM 373, MAT 114, MGT 303, POS 344, POS 359, SOC 301, SOC 333, SOC 334, SOC 339, SOC 431, SOC 441, STA 270
- You may use the same course to satisfy both a B.A.S. and a liberal studies requirement. Some departments may require specific courses to be taken in the B.A.S. Requirements.
- Communication Block (6 units)
Public Management Specialization Requirements (27 units)
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.)
- You may use the same course to satisfy both a liberal studies and a B.A.S. Requirement, but you may not use specific courses from your specialization.
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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