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Public Administration

Option offered through Business

This program offers a strong foundation for students wishing to major in either public and/or business administration. The program includes courses in statistics, computer programming, and management. The courses are designed to develop analytical and quantitative skills, as well as familiarity with the basic characteristics of government and business organizations.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic formats
  • Describe the principles and practices in the field of public administration management 
  • Utilize technology as it applies to business practices and research
  • Describe the application of macroeconomic and microeconomic theories and concepts in a mixed economy based market
  • Enumerate the principles governing ethical behavior in the public administration profession
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

First Semester

ACC103 - Accounting I
ENG 101 - English Comp I
GOV 201 - American Govt and Politics
MAT -Mathematics*
SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology

Second Semester

ACC104 - Accounting II
ENG 102 - English Comp II
GOV 202 - American National Govt
MAT 146 - Brief Calculus with Applications OR
MAT 246 - Business Statistical Analysis
PSY101 - General Psychology OR
SOC 206 - Minorities in American Life

Second Year

First Semester

ACC203 - Intermediate Accounting I OR
Laboratory Science
BUS 105 - Organization and Management
CIS 101 - Intro to Information Systems**
ECO 201 - Principles of Economics I
Elective - Humanities

Second Semester

ACC204 - Intermediate Accounting II OR
Laboratory Science
ECO 202 - Principles of Economics II OR
ENG 128 - The Dynamics of Communication
GOV 204 - Public Administration
Electives - General

For career students who do not intend to transfer to a four-year college, ACC 203-204 is recommended.

A one-year laboratory science sequence is recommended depending upon where you transfer. Students interested in Urban Studies are urged to examine the Urban Studies Option of the Liberal Arts program. Electives are suggested in the following areas:

Biology, Business, History, Computer Science, Literature, Fine Arts, Psychology, Modern Language, Sociology, Government, Chemistry

* See program coordinator to choose an appropriate mathematics course.

**Prerequisite for CIS 101 is CIS 100.

Career Options

This program is designed to transfer to a four-year college or university to further their education and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer counselor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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