(formerly Civil and Public Service)
Associate in Applied Science
Chairperson: Dr. Ann B. Geisendorfer
Amstuz Hall, Suite 300, (518) 629-7342
The Public Administration Studies major is designed for both recent high school graduates and for persons presently employed in the public sector who wish to work toward an Associate in Applied Science degree. This degree program is designed to allow students transfer opportunities to a public affairs, public policy, or public administration program at a four-year institution.
As a terminal degree, students are taught the foundations necessary for a broad range of professional and paraprofessional positions found in federal, state, county and municipal governments.
Degree requirements can be fulfilled through evening course offerings and distance learning. Not all courses are offered in the distance learning format every term, therefore students need to meet with an advisor to plan their coursework.
Please note, all PADM courses are offered online only.
This degree program has a 2 + 2 articulation agreement with the public affairs and public policy B.S. degree program from The Sage College of Albany.
Students in the A.A.S. Public Administration Studies degree program are eligible for college credit through the Life Experience Program. Interested students should contact the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at (518) 629-7338 for information.
Program Entrance Requirements
|1 unit of any math
||Fall and Spring
||Humanities, lab science and social science courses recommended.
||70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $580.