Program Details

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Public Management
Concentration in Public Non-Profit Management and Leadership

School of Business and Public Management
Academic Commons North 204
Program Coordinator:
Dr. Heather Farley 279-4569

The future environment faced by public and nonprofit organizations will be one of increasing complexity, rising expectations and yet decreasing resources. Designed with input from key public and private partners from the Coastal region, the Bachelor of Public Management (BSPM) is successfully preparing students to face the challenges of managing and leading dynamic government and nonprofit organizations. Rare for baccalaureate degrees and unique for the Southeast Georgia region, the BSPM provides students with key management competencies and decision-skills to support a wide range of organizations and complex policies. Program graduates will help address the growing need in these sectors for employees with strong management skills and a public service mindset.

Students entering the public management major generally have completed 60 hours of program curriculum in Areas A-F. Requirements include the following course areas and outcomes:

  1. A minimum of 60 credit hours in Area A-F, including (A) Essential Skills, 9 hours; (B) Institutional Options, 4 hours; Humanities/Fine Arts, 6 hours; (D) Science and Math, 11 hours; (E) Social Sciences, 12 hours; and (F) Public Management, 18 hours.
  2. A grade of C or better in all Area F courses and MATH 2112.
  3. An institutional GPA of 2.0 or better; and 
  4. Have met all prerequisites for the courses in which they plan to enroll.

Following successful completion of preliminary work, the student must complete 36 hours from a core set of classes that provide the essentials for public and nonprofit management. To further tailor the degree to their specific interest, in this case the Nonprofit and Leadership concentration, students then choose one of three concentrations for an additional 18 hours and complete two additional guided electives for degree completion. The required Senior Seminar includes a 120 hour internship with a nonprofit organization.  30 Credits of upper level courses must be completed at CCGA.

Residency Requirements
In addition to the general College of Coastal Georgia baccalaureate residency requirements, the BSPM has the following additional policies: At least 30 hours of upper division BSPM courses must be taken at CCGA. Courses taken as required for Area F cannot be counted toward the residency requirement.

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Program Curriculum

Total Credits Required for Graduation 120

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