Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
The goal of this program is to prepare students for the dynamic nature of public policy and administration by providing critical thinking and problem solving techniques which will enable them to make sound decisions and influence policy affecting organizations, communities, a whole state or the entire nation.
Graduates will be prepared to use advanced critical thinking and analytical skills to effectively solve the myriad problems which arise in a changing world and comply with modern demands for accountability. Students will demonstrate the advanced knowledge and tools necessary to:
o Evaluate and design public policy
o Apply the appropriate communication and negotiation skills within the structure and processes of government
o Use the technical skills and political astuteness required of a public policy/administration professional
o Demonstrate the management and leadership qualities of a public policy/administration professional who can readily anticipate issues and demonstrate the ability to adapt to governments that are in a constant state of flux.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1104404011: PUBLIC POLICY & ADMINISTRATION (BS)
Federal CIP Code
44.0401: Public Administration.
Admission requires completion of sixty (60) college-level credits in a related discipline, including 15 credits of transferable general education courses, and completion of the state-mandated prerequisites listed below with a grade of "C" or better.
GRADE OF "C" OR HIGHER REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES
All students must complete the 36 credit general education requirement in order to graduate from this program. A.S. degree holders may need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement.(FLA. STAT. SS 1007.25 (9) (2017)
FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.S. program.
A.A. Degree or A.S. Degree
ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - Grade of "C" or higher
STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
The following three courses are required & may be used as part of the General Education Requirements
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 45 credits
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 15 credits
** It is highly recommended that students enroll in PUP 3002 in the first term of their program.