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Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (BSPA) degree can continue their education in law, planning, policy analysis, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, the degree is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public or nonprofit sector. 

Degree Requirements

The BSPA requires 94 credit hours.

Indiana University Kokomo requires all undergraduate students to complete the campus general education curriculum. Many of the BSPA requirements also satisfy general education requirements. All general education courses in the BSPA major must be completed with a C- or better. Students are encouraged to work closely with an undergraduate academic advisor.

General Education Requirements (34 cr.)
  • Speaking and Listening (6 cr.)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3-8 cr.)
  • Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing (6 cr.)
  • Scientific Ways of Knowing (8 cr.)
  • Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing (3 cr.)
  • Diversity requirement (3 cr.)

More details regarding the campus general education requirements can be found here

Management Core (24 cr.)
  • BUS-A 200 Survey of Accounting (non-business minors) OR 
    • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 300 Survey of Finance (non-business minors) OR
    • BUS-F 301 Financial Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 200 Business Law (non-business minors) OR
    • BUS-L 201 Business Law (3 cr.) 
  • BUS-M 300 Survey of Marketing (non-business minors) OR
    • BUS-M 301 Marketing Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration (3 cr.)
  • BUS-X 107 Freshman Seminar in Business (3 cr.)
  • BUS-Z 300 Survey in Management (non-business minors) OR
    • BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organization (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 200 Survey of Economics (non-business minors) OR
    • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) 
Major Public Administration Requirements (15 cr.)

Students must have a C- or higher in the core and concentration/minor courses. Some courses are only offered in the fall or in the spring and some only every other year. Please work with an advisor to create your schedule.

  • PAHM-V 171 Introduction to Public Administration (prerequisite for all PAHM courses) (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
  • PAHM-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
Select Public Administration Concentration or the Health Management Concentration
Public Administration Concentration Requirements (27 cr.)

Required Public Administration Concentration Courses Any approved PAHM course from the Approved Public Administration Concentration List (18 cr.)

Approved PA Course List (select six)
  • PAHM-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector or PAHM-V 362 Nonprofit Mgmt. and Leadership (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 378 Public Policy Process in the US (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 405 Public Law and the Legislative Process (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 412 Leadership and Ethics /or V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity /or V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr)
  • PAHM-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3 cr)

Applied Learning Experience (3 cr.)

  • PAHM-V 380 Internship (3 cr.)
Health Administration Concentration Requirements (21 cr.)

Any approved PAHM course from the Approved Health Management Concentration List (18 cr.)

Approved HM Course List (select six)

  • AHLT-B 320 Global Systems of Health Care Delivery (3 cr)
  • PAHM-B 352 Performance Improvement in Healthcare (3 cr)
  • PAHM-H 315 Consumer Health or equivalent (3 cr)
  • PAHM-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr)
  • PAHM-H 352 HealthCare Finance (3 cr)
  • PAHM-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr)
  • PAHM-H 474 Health Administration Ethics Seminar or AHLT-W314 Ethics for Health Professionals (3 cr)
  • AHLT-M 366 Leadership for Health Professional Fall or equivalent (3 cr)

Applied Learning Experience (3 cr.)

  • PAHM-H 365 Internship (3 cr.)

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