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Public Management Curriculum


General Education Core (42 credit-hours)

APSU 1000Liberal Arts in University Life (1)
COMM 1010Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
ENGL 1010English Composition I (3)
ENGL 1020English Composition II (3)
ENGL 2030Traditions in World Literature (3)
Humanities-Area 1ART, MUS, THEA or PHIL (3)
Humanities-Area 2ART, MUS, THEA or PHIL (3)
MATH1010, 1110, 1420, 1530, 1710, 1730, 1810 or 1910 (3-5)
Science**      ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or PHYS (4)  
Science**      ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or PHYS (4)  
HIST/Select any 21210, 1220, 2010,2020, 2030 (6)
Social & Behavioral Science (select from 2 different areas)GEOG, POLS, SOC
Social & Behavioral Science (select from 2 different areas)GEOG, POLS, SOC

**Must include course and lab

 NOTE:  All first time freshmen must take the APSU 1000 freshman seminar course. 
























Public Management Required Courses (39 credit-hours)

ACCT 2010Principles of Accounting I (3)
MT 2010Accounting Survey (3)
ECON 2010Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
POLS 2010American National Government (3)
PM 3200Public Sector Management  (3)
PM 3230Public Personnel Administration (3)
PM 3235Public Policy Analysis  (3)
PM 3240Public Budgeting and Financial Management  (3)
PM 3250Urban Planning  (3)
PM 3760Methods of Research for Administration (3)
PM 4120Organizational Theory and Behavior  (3)
PM 4810Professional Seminar  (3)
PM 4860Public Management, Intership & Practice (6)
















Concentration or Minor (18-21credit-hours)
Students may choose an area of concentration from those listed below or a minor from any of those offered by the University.  Exception: Public Management majors may NOT choose Public Management for a minor.


  • Criminal Justice (21)
  • General Management (21)


Minors (Options listed under Colleges & Schools and Academic Programs)

Suggested minors:

  • Emergency Management (18)
  • Criminal Justice (18)
  • Nonprofit Administration (18)
  • Global Security Studies (18) 

Electives (18-22 credit-hours)

See your Public Management advisor

Please note: 

120 Total hours required for graduation, 39 hours must be 3000 or above level courses


(select from 2 different areas)