Program Overview

The Associates of Science degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage people, programs, and organizations in the governmental and nonprofit sectors. In addition to analytical and communications skills relevant to the management professions, students receive a broad background and understanding of the political, social, and economic environment in which public issues exist, while focusing on areas of public management, public budgeting and finance, and nonprofit studies.

Program Requirements

Required core courses: 33-34 units Units
ACTG 164 Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting 3 units
BUS. 123 Business Statistics 3 units
CIS 124 Foundations of Data Science 4 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
BUS. 401 Business Communications 3 units
COMM 115 Survey of Human Communication 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
MGMT 100 Introduction to Management 3 units
MGMT 104 Leadership Theory 3 units
MGMT 220 Organizational Behavior 3 units
MGMT 265 Project Management 3 units
PLSC 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 units
PLSC 200 National, State and Local Governments 3 units
PLSC 310 California State and Local Government 3 units
PNPA 100 Foundations of Public Administration 3 units
PNPA 101 Foundations of the Non-profit Sector 3 units
PNPA 102 Ethics in Public Administration 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 33 - 34
And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.