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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Administration 90-30, Bachelor

Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Chandler-Gilbert Cmty Coll
  • Glendale Cmty Coll
  • Online
  • Paradise Valley Cmty Coll

Year 1

Course Description Units Notes
1. Foundation English 4
2. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
3. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
4. Language or Science Track 3
5. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. Foundation Math 3
2. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
3. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
4. Language or Science Track 3
5. General Elective Course 3

Year 2

Course Description Units Notes
1. Liberal Studies Lab Science Lecture 3
2. Liberal Studies Lab Science Lab 1
3. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
4. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
5. Language or Science Track 3
6. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
2. Language or Science Track 3
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 4

Year 3

Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM 301 Introduction To Public Administration 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. PADM 326 or POS 326 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. Public Administration Specialization Elective 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
4. ISM 120 or BBA 293 3
5. Performance-based communication course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM 327 Public Budgeting And Finance 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. PADM 302W, ENG 302W, or ENG 305W 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. Public Administration Specialization Elective 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
4. Theory-based communication course 3
5. General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM 411 Ethics, Policy And Administration 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. PADM 355, PADM 356, POS 303, or SOC 365 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. PADM 421C Planning and Decision Making in the Public Sector 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. PADM 450 Leadership Concepts, Skills And Models In The Public Sector 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. The use of Progression Plans does not constitute a contract with the University. Progression Plans are a planning tool to help you define a pathway towards degree completion.

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the academic catalog as the official, authoritative source. For a full description of degree requirements and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog (link at the top of the page).

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require an appropriate placement score (i.e. Mathematics and English). If you do not have the prerequisite course(s) or placement, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.

If you are an NAU student, Jacks Planner (an interactive version of progression plans) may be available to you. To get to Jacks Planner, log into your Student Center in LOUIE and click on Jacks Planner.