Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Core = 45 Credits, 15 Courses
Students must complete 15 courses (for a total of 45 credits) in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Core Curriculum
Bachelor of Arts Core = 50 Credits, 18 Courses
Complete 18 courses (for a total of 50 credits) in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Core Curriculum
Public Service and Administration Major = 30 Credits, 10 Courses
PA 1050 Public Administration: Administrative politics, law, and ethics, organizational theory and technical fields, such as budgeting, planning, and personnel.
PA 2000 Public Policy: Theories of public policy making, national public policies, and contemporary issues.
PA 2100 City and Suburb: Politics and problems in metropolitan areas of the United States.
PA 3000 Overview of Non-Profit Sector: Exploration and analysis of organizational opportunities and challenges facing the sector in the U.S. and abroad, as well as in-depth discussion of a range of ways to work in the nonprofit sector.
PA 4100 Public Budgeting: How government and nonprofits raise revenue, engage in the budgeting process, and use budgets to manage in the public sector.
PA 4200 Organizational Development: Evaluation of human capital initiatives, marketing and communications strategies, and service delivery in government and nonprofit organizations.
PA 6000 The Vocation of Public Service: The exploration of the concept of public service as a “vocation,” envisioning public service as a means of self-expression through which citizen-servants discover meaning and purpose in their lives by promoting the common good as well as forging and developing the bonds of community among a body of diverse people. This concept is contextualized in the “real-life” choices made by and the experiences of public servants.
LDR 2010 Strategic Planning for Leaders: The strategic planning process in organizations. Mission, values, goals, alignment and accountability in the development and execution of a strategic plan.
LDR 2020 Leadership & Community: Leadership in the public sector. A study of leaders in politics, civil rights, academics/research and corporations. Evaluation of effective/ineffective leadership styles.
LDR 2040 Ethics & Leadership: The nature of ethical leadership. How the leader's values and beliefs affect decision making. The concepts of organizational and social responsibility.
BIS students must complete 15 elective courses (for a total of 45 credits).
BA students complete 14 elective courses (for a total of 42 credits).