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Bachelor of Arts

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The Bachelor of Science Degree in Government and Public Service is a unique University of Arizona South degree. It will prepare you for a variety of careers in federal, state, and local governments, business, law enforcement, international organizations, nonprofit organizations, journalism and other professions. Classes cover a variety of subjects which develop useful skills like how to speak, write, and argue effectively. Additionally, Government and Public Service coursework teaches how to research efficiently and effectively, analyze data accurately, think critically about implications, and draw conclusions that will lead to new knowledge as well as practical solutions for the modern world. 

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the UA Southwebsite for more information.

Website: http://uas.arizona.edu/government-and-public-service
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • UA Online
  • UA Pima
  • UA Sierra Vista

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
1st Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
MATH 112 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
3rd Semester Second Language 4
Government and Public Service Additional Units 3
POL 201 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
4th Semester Second Language 4
Government and Public Service Additional Units 3
Government and Public Service Additional Units 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
GPSV 301 3
GPSV 313 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
GPSV 312 3
GPSV 314 3
Intelligence & Security Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
American Govt & Institutions Elective 3
Law & Justice Elective 3
Government & Public Service Major Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
8th Semester
GPSV 498 3
Government & Public Service Major Elective 3
Government & Public Service Major Elective 3
Minor Course 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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