Dec 13, 2019  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science/ Public Administration Accelerated Baccalaureate/ Master’s


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Overview

 

NCCU will offer a Pathway B.A./MPA Program in political science and public administration.  Currently the Department of Political Science offers a concentration in Civic Engagement and Public Policy.  Students in this concentration can complete their political science requirements by the end of their third year, and begin their two-year Masters in Public Administration during their fourth year at NCCU.

 

This combined B.A./MPA program seeks to prepare students for leadership and management roles in the public sector.  Course credit hours earned in the fourth year of study in the MPA program will transfer into the students B.A. degree, so that a political science major will complete their undergraduate degree at the normal graduation date; then they will only need one more year to complete their MPA.  This Pathway program allows a student to obtain a B.A. and an MPA in five years rather than the typical six years.

 

Students interested in this joint program need to apply to this program at the beginning of their junior year.  Results from the GRE will be expected following completion of the B.A. degree.  A recommendation by the chairperson of the Political Science Department is required for admission to the MPA program.  Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better to enter the MPA program.  Students that do not meet this requirement can appeal directly to the Public Administration Department.

 

A suggested five year plan is provided below that demonstrates how a student could earn degrees in political science and public administration.  Students accepted into the MPA program will not need to complete PADG 5050 American Government since it is required in their undergraduate program in political science.

 

For further information about this Pathway program, contact Dr. Allan Cooper, chairperson of the political science department, or Dr. Emmanuel Oritsejafor, chairperson of the Public Administration Department.

Curriculum Requirements


Students interested in this joint program need to apply for admission at the beginning of their junior year. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better to enter the MPA program. A recommendation by the chairperson of the Political Science Department is required for admission to the MPA program.

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


FIVE YEAR CURRICULUM PLAN FOR
B.A. IN POLITICAL SCIENCE &
MASTERS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

 

Freshman Year
Fall Semester

ENG 1110 English Composition I ( 3 )  

MATH 1080 Mathematics for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  or MATH 1100 College Algebra and Trigonometry I  or MATH 1410 Pre-Calculus Mathematics  

POLS 1001 Introduction to Political Science ( 3 )  

MFL 1192 Elementary (Critical Language) II ( 3 )  

UNIV 1100 First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

Spring Semester

ENG 1210 English Composition II ( 3 )  

SCI 1220 Science Odyssey ( 4 )  

Elective (3)

HUM 2410 Arts & Humanities I  or HUM 2420 Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

HEDU 1531 Health ( 2 )  

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester

HIST 1320 World Societies ( 3 )  

ART 1000 Introduction to the Study of Art  or ART 1500 Survey of Art ( 3 )  

SCIENCE Requirement II

POLS 3000 Scope, Method and Writing ( 3 )  

Elective (3)

Spring Semester

POLS 2100 American Government ( 3 )  

POLS 2110 Comparative Politics ( 3 )  

PEDU 1541 Fitness ( 2 )  

POLS 2330 Political Theory ( 3 )  

Elective (3)

Junior Year
Fall Semester

POLS 2115 International Politics ( 3 )  

POLS Primary Elective (3)

POLS Secondary Elective (3)

POLS Primary Elective (3)

POLS 3510 Black Politics in America ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

POLS Primay Elective (3)

POLS Secondary Elective (3)

POLS Primary Elective (3)

Graduate Courses Senior Year
Fall Semester

PADG 5130 Principles of Public Management ( 3 )  

PADG 5140 Public Finance and Budgeting ( 3 )  

PADG 5120 Personnel Management ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

PADG 5220 Public Policy Formation ( 3 )  

PADG 5620 Organizational Theory and Behavior ( 3 )  

PADG 5600 Quantitative Analysis ( 3 )  

Summer Session I

PADG 5240 Economic Consequences of Policy Analysis ( 3 )  

Summer Session II

PADG 5610 Research Method in Public Administration ( 3 )   

Fifth Yr.
Fall Semester

PADG 5670 Administrative Leadership and Ethics ( 3 )  

PADG 5800 Internship in Public Administration I ( 3 )  

PADG 5900 Public Administration Thesis ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

PADG X Prof. Dev (3)

PADG 5820 Internship in Public Administration II ( 3 )  

PADG X Electives (9)

Total Minimum Credit Hours Required for B.A. Graduation: 120

Required Undergraduate Major Courses: 21

Undergraduate Primary & Secondary Major Courses: 18

MPA Hours : 45 hours required (45 hours shown above)

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