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The baccalaureate program provides professional orientation and career specialization upon a sound liberal arts foundation. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful careers in public and nonprofit organizations. The curriculum emphasizes general public and nonprofit administration knowledge but also requires students to concentrate in selected areas of emphasis.
Both freshmen and transfer students who are admitted to Grand Valley are eligible for admission to the program. Students interested in public and nonprofit administration should seek the advice of faculty in the program, especially when choosing courses to fit various needs and interests.
The prerequisite for the public and nonprofit administration major is:
Which includes three credit hours of required internship:
Majors seeking a B.A. degree must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language.
Majors seeking a B.S. degree must complete the cognate sequence:
Students must also select one specialty consisting of at least nine credit hours. Some specialties also require that a specific PA course be taken as an elective. PA 372, PA 380, PA 490 and PA 491 may count in any area with an academic advisor's approval.