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Public Agency Management

Applied Science - Public Management, Bachelor of Applied Science

If you have completed or will complete an associate degree from a community college, you may pursue this bachelor's degree.

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.

Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Science - Public Management?

If you have an associate's degree from community college and are seeking to enter into or be promoted in careers in government, private, or public agencies that focus on public service, administration, and management, we can provide the education and skills to get you there.

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:
  • Attorney
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Budget analyst
  • Community college instructor


University Requirements

  • 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.
    The full policy can be viewed here.

     

Overview

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
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
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Details

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.
Major Requirements
  • 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.
General Electives
  • 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.)

Additional Information
  • 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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