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Public Management & Policy

Bachelor of Science

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The program trains students for administrative positions in government and quasi-public agencies. Majors learn how public agencies handle budgetary, financial, personnel and policy-making matters, which may differ from private business practices.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No

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 First-Year Composition 3
Math 107 or Math 112 - Exploring and Understanding Data or College Algebra Concepts and Applications 3
1st Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
SBS 200 - Intro to Statistics for Social Sciences 4
PA 206 - Public Policy and Administration 3
Minor Class 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
ECON 200 - Basic Economic Policy 3
POL 201, 202, 203 or 204: (Pick one) 3
Minor Class 3
5th Semester
SGPP 300B - Politics, Policy and Governance “The U.S. and the World” (Part B) 3
PMPC Environment Elective 3
PMPC Health Elective 3
Minor Class 3
General Elective 3
6th Semester
Diversity Course 3
SGPP 300A - Politics, Policy and Governance “The U.S. and the World” (Part A) 3
PMPC Elective 3
PMPC Elective 3
Minor Class 3
7th Semester
PA 330 - Ethics for the Public Administrator 3
PA 393 - PMPC Internship 3
PMPC Elective 3
Minor Class 3
General Elective 3
8th Semester
PA 410 - Intro to Public and Nonprofit Financial Management 3
PA 470 - Public Organizational Management 3
PA 480 - Formation of Public Policy 3
Minor Class 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

  • 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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