The primary purpose of the public administration major is to provide knowledge and skills for students who wish to prepare themselves for management careers in government, community agencies, private not-for-profit organizations, planning and consulting firms, and private sector organizations that work in partnership with the public sector. The undergraduate public administration major is an interdisciplinary program. In addition to the courses taken within the department, provisions have been made for the student to select additional courses in areas as diverse as economics, sociology, social welfare, political science, and psychology. Required preparatory courses for major include classes in accountancy, economics, information and decision systems, political science, and statistics. Career opportunities in public administration can be found throughout the public and private sectors, and the future is represented by an expanding job market.

CSU San Bernardino
BA - Administration
BS - Administration
ACCT 101 or (105 and 106), 102
ECON 101, 102
CS/IS 101 and 102
BUS AD 120
MATH 136
Select one of the following:
MATH 100, 110 or (100 and 102), 112, 103

Select one of the following options for B.S.
Accounting Information Systems
CS/IS 135, 137
Optional courses
CS/IS 185, 190, 180
Cyber Security
CS/IS 180, 185, 190
8  quarter units from the following
CS/IS 135, 137, 111, 120
GEOG 120
Information Systems Technology
CS/IS 185, 190
Computer Information Systems
CS/IS 180
8 quarter units from the following
CS/IS 135, 137, 111, 120
GEOG 120
E. Business
CS/IS 120
8 quarter units from the following
CS/IS 111, 180
GEOG 120
International Business
CS/IS 185, 190
12 quarter units from the following
CHIN 103 and 104
FREN 103, 104, 121
GERM 103, 104, 125 or 126
JAPAN 103 an 104
KOREA 103 ad 104
SPAN 103 and 104, 105, 124

Select one of the following options for B. A.
Information Systems Technology
8 quarter units from the following
CS/IS 111, 185, 190, 180, 120
GEOG 120
Supply Chain & Transportation Management
GEOG 120

CSU Los Angeles
Option under Political Science
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
POL S 101 and 106, or 105 and 106 or
SOC S 132
MATH 136

CSU Dominguez Hills
Major Concentrations
Administrative Management Concentration
Criminal Justice Concentration
Health Services Administration Concentration
Nonprofit Management Concentration
Public Financial Management Concentration
Public Personnel Administration Concentration

CS/IS 101
MATH 111 or 136
Additional course required for Public Financial Management
ACCT 101 and 102

UC Riverside
Political Science/Administrative Studies
POL S 101, 102, 103
BUSAD 101
ACCTG 101
CS/IS 101
MATH 136

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Political Science - Public Administration
POL S 103
ANTHRO 102 or GEOG 102
MATH 136

San Diego State University
Public Administration
Public Administration - City Planning
ACCT 101
CS/IS 101
ECON 101, 102
POL S 105, 106
MATH 136


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