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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, A.A.

Program Description

Option offered through Business

This program offers a strong foundation for students wishing to major in either public and/or business administration. Upon completion students may transfer to a four-year institution where they can continue their studies in either public or business administration. The courses in this program are designed to develop analytical and quantitative skills as well as familiarity with the basic characteristics of government and business organizations.

The Public Administration program provides students with a solid professional education. It meets the 45 credit general education distribution requirements mandated for all Associate in Arts degree programs by the State of New Jersey. In addition to this substantial liberal arts component with a strong focus on government and history, this option is linked to the business program and includes courses in accounting, business administration, economics, and computer literacy. This is a substantial program geared to professionals in the field of public administration and for students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution where they can continue their studies.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic formats;
  • Describe the principles and practices in the field of public administration management;
  • Utilize technology as it applies to business practices and research;
  • Describe the application of macro-economic and micro-economic theories and concepts in a mixed market economy;
  • Enumerate the principles governing ethical behavior in the public administration profession.

After Union County College

This program is designed to transfer to a four-year college or university to further their education and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 16

Semester Total: 12

Total Program Credits: 60

* GEO 201 recommended

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information