Extended Campuses

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Applied Science - Public Agency Management, Bachelor of Applied Science

Progression Plan-2YR Completn Public Agency Administration - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Apache Junction
  • Aravaipa
  • Chandler-Gilbert
  • East Valley
  • Glendale
  • Mesa
  • North Valley
  • Online
  • Paradise Valley
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • Scottsdale
  • Show Low
  • Signal Peak
  • South Mountain
  • West Valley
  • Yuma

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM301 Intro To Public Administration 3
Description: This course explores the dynamic and unique environment in which public administrators operate and the skill set required to be a successful public administrator at the local, state, and federal levels of government. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
2. PADM326 Org Theory And Application 3
Description: This course studies the intersection of theory and application for practical management of public organizations, including development and implementation as they relate to decision making in a complex society. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG302W Technical Writing 3
Description: Instruction and experience in writing proposals, technical descriptions and instructions, analyses, interpretative and recommendation reports, abstracts, progress reports, business letters, technical articles, and correspondence. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (Accuplacer WR 8; PLACE 50+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
-Option B-
ENG305W Wrtg In Disciplnry Communities 3
Description: Assists with writing expectations and performances required in specific majors; all assignments, strategies, and theories attend to the specific genres and conventions of academic disciplines and departments. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (Accuplacer WR 8; PLACE 50+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
4. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Block 2: Choose one (3 unit) course - PAS or POS 325; PAS or POS 327; PAS 328, PAS 329
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: If needed to reach 120 total units
Completion of an accredited Associates Degree is required prior to graduation from NAU
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM415 Conflict Resolu & Medi Pub Sec 3
Description: This course presents a set of practical ideas and concepts concerning the understanding of conflict resolution and problem solving through mediation in the public sector. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. PADM450 Leadrshp Concpts Skills Models 3
Description: This course examines the relationship between individual leadership and organizational change in the contemporary workplace with special emphasis on how to develop and improve the skill sets of effective leaders. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. PADM401 Managing Chg In 21st Cent Org 3
Description: This course focuses on how organizations in general, and public organizations in particular deal with change, in a fast-paced society with increasing demands for accountability and service. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
4. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Block 3: Choose one (3 unit) course - PAS 355; PAS 356; POS 303; SOC 365
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: If needed to reach 120 total units

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM310 Case Studies/Politics & Orgs 3
Description: This course examines the relationships between politics and public organizations with special emphasis on the role and function of bureaucracies. NOTE THAT STUDENTS WHO TAKE PA 310 CANNOT TAKE PA 311W. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. PADM411 Ethics, Policy And Admin 3
Description: This course examines alternative approaches to ethics and relates them to the context of politics and public policy, at a variety of administrative levels. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015
3. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Block 1: Choose one (3 unit) course - CST 314, 315, 424, 472, 475, 477
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: If needed to reach 120 total units
Submit internship materials this term, if choosing PAS 408C.
Submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
PADM421C Plan Decision In Public Sector 3
Description: This capstone course discusses the larger planning processes for the public sector, including the intersection of planning, budgeting, personnel, exterior and internal pressures and performance expectations of a public agency. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Senior Status or higher and (ENG 302W or ENG 305W or PADM 302W or PADM 311W or PADM 357W or JUS 350W)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
POS421C Topics In Public Policy 3
Description: This capstone seminar analyzes selected contemporary policies and policy issues in national and international politics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: 75 earned hours or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option C-
PADM408C Fld Wk Exp Pub Sector Internsh 3
Description: The internship course provides students with an opportunity to apply public sector knowledge, theory and skills learned in a public sector setting. Pre-approval of internship project is required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
Prerequisite: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and (ENG 302W or ENG 305W or PADM 302W or PADM 311W or PADM 357W) and (PADM 355 or PADM 356 or JUS 350W)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
2. BASRQMNT See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASRQMNT Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Block 2: Choose one (3 unit) course - PAS or POS 325; PAS or POS 327; PAS 328, PAS 329
3. BASELECTIVE See Catalog or Advisor 3 BASELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Choose one (3 unit) course - BBA 430; BIO 301; BIO 302; CCJ 325, 325,380; HUM 371, 373; MAT 114; MGT 303; PAS 344, 359, 429; CST 314, 315,424, 472, 475, 477; SOC 301, 333, 334, 339, 431, 441; STA 270
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: If needed to reach 120 total units

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

Program Information
This degree is for students with an associates degree from an accredited institution and assumes that all liberal studies requirements are completed with an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or with transfer coursework.

*Completion of an accredited Associates degree is required prior to graduation from NAU. Contact an advisor for more information.

Advising Contact:
Extended Campuses Student Service Center
1-800-426-8315
Online.advising@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.