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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (B.A.)

Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Public Administration (M.A.)

Doctor of Political Science (D.P.S.)*

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.)*

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Ph.D.)

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Concentrations in Political Science:

American Government and Politics, Public Policy and Administration, Comparative Government and Politics, International Relations and Foreign Policy, Political Theory.

Concentrations in Public Administration:

Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, Economics, Environmental Management, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources Management, Management Information Science, International Relations, Management, Management Information Science, Organizational Behavior, Production/Operations Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Issues, and Urban Planning.


INTRODUCTION

Political Science: The mission of the Department of Political Science is the study of governments and the governing procedures in individual countries and in international bodies such as the United Nations. Irrespective of the unit of government political science deals with, it is primarily concerned with "the authoritative allocation of values" ? namely, how individuals and groups go about obtaining the most of what they cherish and value.

Political scientists study how governments are structured, how governments make decisions, as well as the content of those decisions, and how governments solve social conflicts, and what conditions are most conductive to the orderly process of government. Specifically, political scientists study such phenomena as political parties and voting behavior, public opinion, interest groups, bureaucracies and administrative procedures, national security and international organization, executive politics and legislative behavior, courts and administration of justice, intergovernmental relations, political personality, mass movement, revolution, ideologies, political philosophy, community organization and urban politics, and the expanding field of policy studies.

Public Administration: The mission of the Department of Public Administration is to provide the required governmental and administrative knowledge for those self-directed adult students who want to work or continue to work successfully in public organizations at all levels. The nature of the related jobs, however, requires an interdisciplinary educational training. With close cooperation of the school of Business Administration and full support of other AGU colleges and departments, such training is well provided through offering flexible highly-individualized degree programs designed to meet the educational needs of the students who are under time and location constraints. Rather than bringing the students to the classes at a specific time and a specified location, these programs direct the learning process to the student's comfortable place at his/her own convenient time.



UNDERGRADUATE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS

The general education program is designed to ensure that all American Global University graduates have basic degree requirements. For further information see brochure.

 



UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (B.A.)

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The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is primarily designed to provide the student with knowledge regarding how governments are structured, how governments make decisions, as well as the content of those decisions, and how governments solve social conflicts, and what conditions are most conducive to the orderly process of government. The student studies such phenomena as political parties and voting behavior, public opinion, interest groups, bureaucracies and administrative procedures, national security and international organization, executive politics and legislative behavior, courts and administration of justice, intergovernmental relations, political personality, mass movement, revolution, ideologies, political philosophy, community organization and urban politics, and the expanding field of policy studies.

PREREQUISITES
High School diploma or equivalent and demonstration of the ability to succeed in undergraduate study.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Students who plan to major in political science must complete 40 hours of political science courses numbered 300 or above with a grade of "C" or better, with at least one course selected from three of the five areas of political science.
PolS 101 and 201 are prerequisite to advanced political science courses.
Students seeking the B.A. degree for teachers with a major in political science are required to take PolS 312.
With the approval of his/her advisor, each political science major will select a minor consisting of at least 15 hours in one department other than the major (preferably a social science).

ELECTIVES
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Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (B.A.)

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The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration is primarily designed to provide the student with a solid and well-rounded education in government and public organizations. It prepares the student for professional leadership roles in policy development, planning, and administration in public, human services, and non-profit sectors. The competency that the student acquires is based on the foundation laid by the core curriculum, which include introductory courses in administrative, political, and social sciences, as well as in statistics and research methodologies. Courses in the concentration area corroborate the core and enhance the student's ability to achieve his/her career objectives. The bachelor's degree program begins with General Education courses, advances by core and concentration courses, and is completed with a final research paper, at the end, showing the ability of the student to analyze a problem situation and make an appropriate decision suitable to the surrounding circumstances.

PREREQUISITES
High School diploma or equivalent and demonstration of the ability to succeed in undergraduate study.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The total semester units required for graduation are as follows: unit requirement for general education is dependent upon the past experience of the applicant; 51 semester units in core courses; 21 semester units in elective courses in the area of desired concentration.
The student must complete a minimum of 40 units while enrolled at American Global University.
Comprehensive evaluation and counseling are most important at this degree level.

ELECTIVES
21 units of elective courses are required to be chosen from the courses compiled under one of the subject areas listed at the end of the school program.
Note:

No course in this list which is equivalent to any course included in the student’s general education and core requirements schedule can be taken.
Offering of these courses is subject to the discretion of the school.
The elected courses must be of an appropriate level and be approved by the student's advisor.





GRADUATE PROGRAM
Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.)

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PREREQUISITES
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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
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ELECTIVES
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Master of Arts in Public Administration (M.A.)

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Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and been exposed to the public sector work experience would well fit in the Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) program. This program prepares the student aspiring to professional administrative position in the public, private, non-profit, or volunteer sectors. It imparts knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories, and methods in Public Administration and develops in each student the competence expected in at least one area of specialization. This program is specially adaptable to multiple administrator career paths. It enables the students to pursue either a general MPA education or an MPA with emphasis in literally any other subject areas outlined in the "CONCENTRATION" section. Both options, however, require a thesis presenting the results of an original research by each student.

PREREQUISITES
Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a related field, from an acceptable institution.
The equivalence of 120 semester units of applicable undergraduate work as determined by an in-depth evaluation of prior formal education, life and work experience, specialized training, and military service.
Demonstrating the ability to succeed in graduate study at the Master's Degree level.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The Master's Degree Program requires 33 semester units above the Bachelor's Degree level.
Students with a bachelor's degree other than Public Administration must make up for the training deficiencies by taking additional courses selected under advisement.
A minimum of 18 units of graduate work must be completed at American Global University.

ELECTIVES
9 units of elective courses are required to be chosen from the courses compiled under one of the subject areas listed at the end of the school program.
Note:

No deficient courses are counted for this purpose.
Offering of these courses is subject to the discretion of the school.
The elected courses must be from the graduate





Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Ph.D.)

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PREREQUISITES
For more information, please download the college brochure. You may also contact AGU.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
For more information, please download the college brochure. You may also contact AGU.


ELECTIVES
For more information, please download the college brochure. You may also contact AGU.

 



Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Ph.D.)

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Ph.D.) program is designed for proficiency in the field of study. It prepares the students for careers in teaching, research, or higher levels of administrative positions. The educational needs of the positions of the administrators and senior specialists in the public and nonprofit sectors are best met through this program. It provides the quality training in research, analytical ability, and presentation/communication skills needed to meet the expectations at this level. In addition to taking the highest level courses in the related field and passing the final qualifying exam, the student is required to demonstrate achieving mastery beyond the Master's level. Employing research methodologies in an original work and presenting a dissertation representing a significant contribution to knowledge ensures this.

PREREQUISITES
Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a related field, from an acceptable institution.
Demonstrating the ability to succeed in the doctoral program.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
The doctoral program requires 42 semester units above the relevant Master's degree.
If the student's Master's degree is not in the same field of study as the doctoral program, the student must make up for his/her training deficiencies by taking the appropriate courses.
A minimum of 24 units of graduate work must be completed at American Global University.

ELECTIVES
16 to 18 units of elective courses are required to be chosen from the courses compiled under one of the subject areas listed at the end of the school program.
Note:

No deficient courses are counted for this purpose
Offering of these courses is subject to the discretion of the school.



 

 

 


 
 

 

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