Department of Political Science

Requirements for Major

The curriculum for a major in Public Administration has been designed by the faculty to prepare graduates for careers in public service or for graduate work in a Master of Public Administration Program, such as the one at Auburn University. We have designed a program that provides students with a general Public Administration background while also offering some flexibility in course work. You may access a suggested Public Administration course sequence in the bulletin

Curriculum in Public Administration

POLI 1090 American Government with a C or better is a prerequisite for some higher-level political science courses. A score of 4 or higher on the AP American Government test satisfies the prerequisite requirement. Contact the department chair or program coordinator for further information.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core Humanities (PHIL 1020 preferred)13COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
Core Science I4Core Science II4
POLI 1090 American Government in Multicultural World3POLI 1050 Global Politics and Issues or ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
GEEL 1000 General Elective1GEEL 1000 General Elective3
 14 16
Foreign Language I 4Foreign Language II (to complete sequence)4
Core History3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Mathematics3Core Fine Arts3
Core Literature3LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
GEEL 1000 General Elective2POLI 2100 State Government and Policy3
 15 15
POLI 3000 Political Science Research Methods I3POLI 3270 Policy Process3
POLI 3250 Introduction to Public Administration3Course from Group 2- Nonprofit Organizations and Community Governance23
GEEL 1000 General Elective3Course from Group 3- Elections and Democractic Practice3
Course from Group 1- Democratic, Political, and Administrative Systems3GEEL 1000 General Elective6
Course from Group 4- State and Local Governance3 
 15 15
POLI 3260 Organization Theory3POLI 4140 Public Finance3
POLI 4160 Public Personnel Administration3GEEL 1000 General Elective6
Course from Group 7- Public Law3Course from Group 5- Community Planning3
GEEL 1000 General Elective6Course from Group 6- Global Public Service and Cultural Competency3
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

For more information

Bridgett King

Dr. Bridgett King

MPA Program Director and Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Auburn University, AL 36849
8030-C Haley Center

Last Updated: August 17, 2015