Thuy  Simpson, Ph.D.

Thuy Simpson, Ph.D.

"There are several things I love about teaching at Grand Valley, but I have to say one of the best things about teaching at Grand Valley is the students. They are very respectful and they make teaching a lot more rewarding." - Thuy Simpson, Finance Department Read More

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Program Guide: Public Administration

First Year

First Semester
ENG 110 3
MATH 150 4
PSI 100 or 101 3
Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 111 3
ECO 201 3
Humanities elective 3
World Perspectives elective 3
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
ACC 101 4
Science Lab elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Elective 4
Second Semester
ACC 102 4
ECO 202 3
Science elective 4
Elective 4


  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S. Students seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate a third semester proficiency in a foreign language.  Students seeking the B.S. degree must take MATH 220.
  • Students 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.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.
  • Options other than ACC and ECO are available at Grand Valley.
  • World Perspective electives: FRL 206, FRL 255, GEO 102, HRY 101, HRY 252, HUM 205, PHI 209, PSI 202, SOC 201
  • U.S. Diversity electives: HRY 102, HRY 103, SOC 103, SOC 200, SOC 205



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.

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