Danielle  Lake, Ph.D.

Danielle Lake, Ph.D.

"The most rewarding aspect of teaching at Grand Valley is to empower students to see that they have a role to play in making a difference, and to help them believe in themselves." - Danielle Lake, Liberal Studies Department Read More

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Jackson Community College

Program Guide: Public Administration

First Year

First Semester
ENG 131 3
MAT 141 5
ECN 231 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 132 3
ECN 232 3
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
ACC 231 4
CIS 121 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Second Semester
ACC 232 4
Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Social Science elective 3


  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Students seeking the B.S. degree should take MAT 133.
  • This guide is based on the Public & Nonprofit Budgeting & Finance emphasis.  Other emphasis areas are available at Grand Valley.
  • Should should consider transferring after one year.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines. Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-ECN course.   Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ANT 131, CUL 175, ENG 257, GEO 132, PLS 262, SPN 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 249, HST 125, SOC 235, SOC 246


Public administration majors find employment in government, health administration, criminal justice, nonprofit, and public 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