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BSPA Curriculum: The courses examine how the public sector, along with the nonprofit and private sectors, use the policy process to effect change. Course offerings are flexible with options in-person, hybrid, and online. A majority of classes are small with 20-25 students and all are taught by accomplished scholars with doctorate degrees from major universities, as well as, practitioners with current and previous leadership roles in the field.
The Curriculum is engaging and relevant. It provides:
The BSPA requires 120 credits: a minimum of 30 public affairs credits and another 90 credits from the CUNY Pathways general education curriculum. In the Pathways curriculum, the recommended college option for BSPA students is a liberal arts minor. Minors relevant to public affairs include law, environmental sustainability, information studies, and survey research. BSPA students are not eligible to double major.
3 hours, 3 credits
The honors thesis is a major research project accomplished under the direction of a professor.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 18 credits in public affairs at the 3000 level or above. Open only to students who have earned at least a 3.5 GPA in public affairs and a 3.5 cumulative GPA and who have submitted an application prior to the fall semester of their senior year that has been approved by the prospective mentor, the associate dean of the School of Public Affairs, and the chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Honors.