School of Business and Public Management
Academic Commons North 204
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:
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.
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 level BSPM courses must be taken at CCGA. Courses taken as required for Area F cannot be counted toward the residency requirement.
The USG core curriculum was developed with the goals of assuring institutional accountability for learning, incorporating learning requirements in global perspectives and critical thinking, allowing institutions some flexibility in tailoring courses to their institutional mission, while ensuring that core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution or through eCore, the USG’s designated online core curriculum, are fully transferable to another USG institution. All core curriculum requirements must be completed as part of the associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree programs. Each institution’s core curriculum shall consist of 42 semester credit hours with the minimum number of credit hours in each area shown below. (BOR Policy Manual, 3.3.1 Core Curriculum)
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|Total Credits Required for Graduation||120|