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Public Personnel Administration (BSc)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Public Personnel Administration (BSc)

Program description

Public Personnel Administration (BSc)

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is designed to provide professional preparation for administrative or managerial positions in public service organizations. The degree program requires:

  1. Completion of a set of core courses common to all public administration students;
  2. A concentration and
  3. Two additional courses for breadth. The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Degree is a single-field major, which means that students are not required to complete a minor for graduation.

The Minor in Public Administration is designed to provide a basic foundation in public management. The minor is especially appropriate for students who major in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. It is an attractive option to students with majors in fields that lead to public sector employment, like recreation or health science.

In addition to full-time faculty, the department has part-time faculty who are practicing public managers in their areas of specialization. Several of the full-time faculty also have lengthy careers as public managers.

To complement the traditional classroom instruction, the Department of Public Administration and Public Policy offers a number of activities that enhance the total educational experience of students. The department sponsors speakers and professional symposia. The faculty also sponsors the Dominguez Public Administration Association (DPAA), a student club open to all public administration students, and Pi Alpha Alpha, a renowned national honor society for outstanding Public Administration students.

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Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the Public Administration major requirements, modules for the Public Personnel Administration concentration include:

  • Compensation, Staffing, and Appraisal
  • Labor-Management Relations in Government
  • Administrative Law
  • Organizational Communications
  • Analytic Decision-Making
  • Urban Administration
  • Health Services Administration and Public Policy Development
  • Administrative Planning
  • Sociology Of Work

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Tuition fees

  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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