To earn the Bachelor of Public Management degree, students must complete all of the requirements of the University described in the "Degree Requirements" section of the FAU Undergraduate Catalog. If a grade below a "C" is earned in a PAD-prefix course, the course must be retaken. In addition, the students must meet the specific course requirements.


Required core courses (21 credit hours)

PAD 3003

Public Management and Public Administration 3

PAD 3104

Organizational Behavior and Administrative Communication 3

PAD 4223

Public Budgeting and Finance 3

PAD 4414

Public Personnel and Supervisory Practices 3

PAD 4604

Administrative Process and Ethics * 3

PAD 4702

Quantitative Inquiry for Public Managers ** 3

PAD 4704

Research Methods for Public Management 3

* Requires PAD 3003 as prerequisite
** Requires STA2023 or STA3163 as prerequisites


Public Management Electives (12 credit hours from the courses below)

PAD 4228

Public Budgeting Techniques and Processes *** 3

PAD 4320

Program Evaluation in Public Management 3

PAD 4332

Managing for Excellence in the Public & Nonprofit Sectors 3

PAD 4426

Public Sector Labor Relations 3

PAD 4806

Public Administration in State and Local Government 3

PAD 4905

Directed Independent Study * 3

PAD 4931

Special Topics 3

PAD 3712

Computers in Public Administration 3

PAD 4144

Introduction to Nonprofit Sector 3

PAD 4202

Funding for Nonprofit Organizations 3

PAD 4203

Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations 3

PAD 4941

Government Internship + 3

PAD 4942

Nonprofit Internship 3


**With Approval of the faculty and director of school.
***Requires PAD 4223 as prerequisite
+Government Internship requirement: Students with significant public sector experience must formally request a waiver of PAD 4941. A student who is granted the waiver is required to take a 3-credit PAD elective in lieu of the exempted PAD 4941 course.


Approved Electives, Upper Division (21 credit hours)

Electives are selected and approved in consultation with an advisor from disciplines such as Architecture, Business, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban and Regional Planning. Within limits imposed by College or University policies, credits from this area may be used to satisfy deficiencies in general education requirements.

For any questions regarding the Bachelor of Public Management degree program, please contact  Dr. Cliff McCue (BPM Program Coordinator) at cmccue@fau.edu  or call 561-297-4152.

For questions about advising, please contact the College Advising Center at 561-297-3800. To make an appointment with your advisor, please log on to the Success Network/Starfish.