Bachelor of Public Administration (B.P.A.) Major in Public Administration

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. Major requires 36 semester hours in political science coursework.
  2. Majors are strongly encouraged, but not required, to choose their free electives from the following career support areas:
    Local Government
    POSI 3319Metropolitan Politics3
    GEO 3310Urban Geography3
    GEO 3320Community and Regional Planning3
    POSI 4345American Foreign Policy3
    POSI 4356International Law3
    POSI 4357International Organization3
    ECO 3317International Economics3
    Social Services
    SOCI 3328Complex Organizations3
    SOWK 2375Social Services in the Community3
    SOWK 4310Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work3
    SOWK 4355Policy Practice3
    Legal Services
    POSI 3310Constitutional Law: Basic Structures and Principles3
    POSI 3311Constitutional Law: Individual Liberties3
    POSI 4304Issues in Law and Public Policy3
    CJ 2360Fundamentals of Criminal Law3
    Health Services
    HA 3308Healthcare Organization3
    HIM 3380Quality Improvement Regulations & Procedures for HIM3
  3. Enrollment in the internship requires completion of 24 hours of Political Science and the following minimum GPA’s: a Texas State GPA of 2.25 and a major GPA of 2.25.
  4. There is no foreign language requirement for those who have completed two years of the same foreign language in high school.
  5. Majors must satisfy general education core curriculum, additional B.P.A. requirements, and a minor from the approved list of minors.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 13103ENG 13203
US 11001HIST 13103
POSI 23103POSI 23203
MATH 1315 (or higher, excluding MATH 1316)3Modern Language 14204
Modern Language 14104PHIL 1305 or 13203
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 13103POSI 33163
Select one of the following English Literature courses:3ENG 3303 or 33043
 Social and Behavioral Sciences3
 Life and Physical Sciences3
HIST 13203 
POSI 33013 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Select one of the following:3POSI 33283
 POSI 33773
 Select one of the following:3
Life and Physical Sciences3 
HIST 2310 or 23113 
POSI 33183HIST 2312 or 23203
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Minor6Select one of the following:3
Select two of the following:6 
 POSI 4381 or 43973
POSI 43223 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120