Bachelor of Science Public Affairs Online

Core Curriculum (33 q.h.)

We require all bachelor's degree students to complete required core curriculum, allowing you to gain insight into disciplines other than your field of study.

Foundation Courses (34-35 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ECN 1001 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 q.h.
HST 3131 The World: 1945-Present 3 q.h.
POL 1001 Introduction to Politics 3 q.h.
POL 1370 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 q.h.
POL 3115 State and Local Government 3 q.h.
SOC 1001 Sociology 1 3 q.h. 
SOC 2425 Social Problems 3 q.h.

Complete four of the following courses:

ECN 1002 Principles of Microeconomics 4 q.h.
ECN 3100 Economic Growth and Development 3 q.h.
POL 1250 Introduction to American Government 3 q.h.
POL 2105 Business and Government 3 q.h.
POL 3110 Political Parties and Pressure Groups 3 q.h.
POL 2230 Civil Liberties 3 q.h.

Major Courses (18 q.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

SOC 2001 Sociology 2 3 q.h. 
SOC 4105 Poverty, Power, and Social Change 3 q.h.
CMN 1010 Organizational Communication 3 q.h. 
CMN 2320 Crisis Communications 3 q.h.

Complete two of the following fifteen courses:

BLW 3304 Employment Law 3 q.h.
CJS 1504 Juvenile Justice 3 q.h.
ECN 3110 Comparative Economic Systems 3 q.h.
HMG 1201 Health Planning and Regulation 3 q.h.
PHL 1010 Social and Political Philosophy 3 q.h.
POL 2840 American Foreign Policy 3 q.h.
SOC 1635 Race and Ethnicity 3 q.h.

Specializations (18 q.h.)

Choose one of the following specializations:

Note: Specializations in this program are recommended groupings of courses designed to provide additional content focus. Students may choose to create their own special focus by selecting other College of Professional Studies courses.

International Affairs Specialization (18 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses

POL 3200 Current Political Issues 3 q.h.
POL 4983 Special Topics in Political Science 3 q.h.

Complete five of the following courses:

CMN 2002 Intercultural Communication 3 q.h.
ECN 3105 European Economic Development 3 q.h.
HST 3320 Modern Middle East 3 q.h.
HST 3131 The World: 1945-Present 3 q.h.
POL 2500 Comparative Politics 3 q.h.
POL 2400 International Relations 3 q.h.
POL 2805 International Organizations 3 q.h.
POL 2840 American Foreign Policy 3 q.h.

Justice Studies Specialization (18 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

POL 3200 Current Political Issues 3 q.h.
POL 4983 Special Topics in Political Science 3 q.h.

Complete five of the following courses:

CJS 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 q.h.
CJS 1105 Criminal Procedure 3 q.h.
CJS 1110 Introduction to Law 1 3 q.h.
CJS 2104 American Correctional System 3 q.h.
CJS 2114 Race, Crime, and Justice 3 q.h.
HST 3206 American Constitutional History 1835-1910 3 q.h.
POL 3235 Criminal and Civil Due Process 3 q.h.
POL 2525 Religion and Global Terrorism 3 q.h.

Pre-Law Specialization* (18 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

POL 3200 Current Political Issues 3 q.h.
POL 4983 Special Topics in Political Science 3 q.h.

Complete five of the following courses:

BLW 1001 Business Law 1 3 q.h.
CJS 1001 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 q.h.
CJS 1105 Criminal Procedure 3 q.h.
CJS 1110 Introduction to Law 1 3 q.h.
CJS 1111 Introduction to Law 2 3 q.h.
HST 3212 The Making of the American Constitution 3 q.h.
HST 3207 American Constitutional History Since 1910 3 q.h.
POL 3130 American Constitutional Law 3 q.h.
POL 3235 Criminal and Civil Due Process 3 q.h.

Public Administration Specialization (18 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

LDR 1201 Assessing Your Leadership Capability 3 q.h.
MGT 1001 Dynamics of Business 1 3 q.h.
POL 3200 Current Political Issues 3 q.h. 
POL 4983 Special Topics in Political Science 3 q.h. 

Complete five of the following courses:

ECN 3360 Managerial Economics 3 q.h.
ESC 1535 Science, Technology, and Society 3 q.h.
FIN 2110 Finance Basics for Managers 3 q.h.
HMG 1001 Managing Health Services Organizations 1 3 q.h.
HRM 2010 Human Resources Management 3 q.h.
HST 3213 Contemporary America 3 q.h.
LDR 1202 Establishing the Framework: What is Leadership? 3 q.h.
MGT 1002 Dynamics of Business 2 3 q.h.
POL 3130 American Constitutional Law 3 q.h.

Public Health Specialization (18 q.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

POL 3200 Current Political Issues 3 q.h.
POL 4983 Special Topics in Political Science 3 q.h.

Complete five of the following courses:

BTC 2310 Production Regulatory Affairs, Current Good Manufacturing Practice 3 q.h.
ESC 2015 Disasters, Nature's Violence, and the Human Threat 3 q.h.
HSC 2100 Public Health 3 q.h.
HSC 2101 Health Issues of Environmental Problems 3 q.h.
HSV 2000 Introduction to Human Services 3 q.h.
POL 2100 Politics of Health in International Development 3 q.h.
SOC 1110 Diversity 3 q.h.
SOC 2425 Social Problems 3 q.h.
SOC 2160 Drugs and Society 3 q.h.
SOC 2420 Death and Dying 3 q.h.


Political Science Electives (3 q.h.)

Choose any Political Science course (POL) 3 q.h.

Non-Business Electives (28-29 q.h.)

Open Electives (25 q.h.)

 

Total Quarter Hours: 160  

Quick Info

  • 160 Quarter Hours
  • $59,040.00 total tuition
    (Based on 2014-2015 tuition rate)
  • Full-time years to completion: 4 years
    Part-time years to completion: 7 years
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