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BS- Public Management & Policy

Overview: 

Bachelors of Science in Public Management & Policy

The Public Management & Policy major prepares students for managerial and administrative positions in local, state, or federal government agencies. It also serves to prepare students for careers in regional, national and international nonprofit organizations. Students learn core skills related to leadership and ethics, public and nonprofit management, and public policy formation. The Public Management & Policy major also provides valuable preparation for graduate study in law, environmental management, community planning, public administration and public policy fields.

Public Management & Policy majors qualify for many different careers in public sector organizations and nonprofit agencies. Our graduates find careers in law enforcement; national security; local, state, and federal government; regional, national and international nonprofit organizations; environmental policy agencies; and health care.

Expected Learning Outcomes: 
Upon graduation, PMPC majors are expected to: 
 
• Develop a theoretical and working knowledge of the process of policy-making in the U.S.
• Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of managing public organizations and challenges facing public managers.
• Develop an understanding of how governments at all levels are financed, and the role as well as the process of budgeting in the public sector.
• Illustrate basic leadership skills and ethical practices required in public management.
• Recognize major policy issues in the US context, and be able to think critically about those issues.
 
Assessment Activities: 

 

Map of Political Science Undergraduate Degree Courses to Student Learning Outcomes

Courses in the Major

Assessment Activities

Student Learning Outcomes

LO 1

LO 2

LO 3

LO 4

LO 5

PA 206

Quiz (Pre & Post)

1

 

 

 

1

PA 330

Writing Assignments

 

 

 

2

2

PA 410

Budget Assignments

 

3

3

 

 

PA 470

Writing Assignments

 

3

 

3

 

PA 480, 481

Writing Assignments

3

3

 

 

3

 

*The numerals 1, 2, and 3 within the table indicate the level at which the outcomes are addressed in each course: 1 indicates a lower-level, 2 indicates a moderate-level, and 3 indicates a higher level to which that particular Learning Outcome is addressed

 

Updated date: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:35