Alana  Holland

Alana Holland

"I started filming and editing and doing reporting packages and internships in my first year...At the same time it was still a fun college experience. It was the best of both worlds." - Alana Holland '13, Reporter and Multimedia Journalist, WNEM - TV 5 Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Public Administration

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
Elective 3
PS 110 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspective elective 3
15
Second Semester
EN 102 3
Science lab elective 4
*EC 251 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
16
 

Second Year

First Semester
Humanities elective 3
*EC 252 3
*BA 256 4
Science elective 4
14
Second Semester
*BA 257 4
CO 110 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
MA 215 4
14
 

NOTES:

  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • *Other options available at Grand Valley.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  AN 201, AN 210, AN 285, BA 288, EC 290, EN 252, EN 281, EN 282, FR 232, GR 232, GE 135, GE 210, GE 296, HS 101, HS 102, HS 120, HS 121, HS 230, HE 239, HS 240, HS 241, HS 242, HS 290, HS 295, PS 201, PS 202, PS 215, SP 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  AN 280, COM 235, EN 251, EN 261, EN 270, EN 271, EN 272, EN 278, GE 281, HS 215, HS 249, HS 250, HS 281, PL 207, SO 254, SO 260, SO 261, SO 262, SO 265, SO 270
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Public administration majors find employment in government, health administration, criminal justice, nonprofit, and private areas of the economy. These positions include city manager, program or agency director, budget officer, personnel manager, labor relations specialist, and court administrator.

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu