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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration Studies, A.A.S.

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(formerly Civil and Public Service)
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5501
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau

Amstuz 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

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
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.

Total Credits Required: 60

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.
** Required of first time, full time students.

(2) Free Electives Credits: 12

As advised by department chair.

(5) Natural Science Elective Credits: 3

(6) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

Total Credits Required: 60

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 15

Second Term

Term Total: 15

Third Term

Term Total: 15

Fourth Term

Term Total: 15

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