Public Administration


Bachelors Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    48
  • Cost Per Unit
    $547
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $26k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    16
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration



Overview

Help build and strengthen society

Public Administration is a growing field entered by individuals who desire to serve the public. The online Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration program is designed to build skills in strategy and innovative problem solving required for creative solutions to the many complex and diverse needs in public service. Classes offer dynamic forums for discussion and interaction will be taught and implemented through lessons, assignments, and interaction with professors and peers. Learn from professors with real-world experience and examples who bring course content to life, allowing each public administration class to be applicable to students' careers and lives.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration Degree prepares students for careers in a variety of public sector careers at the local, state and federal level from entry level to mid management positions and serves as a foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines.  Gain an understanding of social issues and how to facilitate change through government systems. Learn how public administrators shape and make policy and enforce programs to help build and strengthen communities and society. Those interested in government policy, sustainability, economic development and social issues find the Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration provides a comprehensive overview of the field and can help start or advance a satisfying career path in public service. 

The online Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration is designed to take students through a journey that embraces personal, professional, and spiritual transformation. Students graduating from the program will be equipped to address issues in a global context, with the ethical standards of a Christian heritage. In addition, students will leave the program with the capacity to self-reflect, think critically, engage others, and make effective decisions.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information in oral, written, and visual formats.
  2. Describe, apply, and analyze the American political system and identify dynamics of the politics/administration dichotomy, representation and equity/fairness.
  3. Examine the complexities of the United States governance at the federal, state, and local levels.
  4. Apply address current issues in American public administration theory, its historical development to current events both domestic and international.
  5. Apply an ethical perspective as they reflect upon the responsibilities as citizens, employees, managers, and leaders.
  6. Develop critical thinking, analysis, and research skills used in administration of governance.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in thinking systematically about political interactions in national global, and international contexts.

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Course Requirements

Prerequisites to Program

Composition

Composition

This is a process-based writing class that focuses on academic writing, reading, and critical thinking as expressed in expository and analytical writing assignments through 5 to 7 substantial essays over the course of the semester. Develops fluency, coherence, style, effectiveness, and literary analysis. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to fulfill general competency requirements and to proceed to ENG 123. Prerequisite: ENG 103. Placement into this course is determined by ACT/SAT scores. Placement may be challenged by the Writing Placement Exam. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Summer 2016
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Summer 2016
ENG113 DE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Summer 2016
ENG113 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Bowley, Vanessa Lynn
Fall 2016
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Fall 2016
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG113 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sung, Tae
Spring 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG113 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG113 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 CE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG113 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Intermediate Composition

Intermediate Composition

Continued practice in writing with emphasis on critical thinking, argument, analysis and interpretation of multicultural readings and other interdisciplinary expository materials. Includes the writing of a major research paper (or report) in addition to several shorter essays requiring various types of documentation. Fieldwork required. This course requires LiveText. Prerequisite: ENG 113 with a grade of C- or better unless the student has demonstrated writing competence through a written placement exam. Note: Students must successfully complete this course with a grade of C- or better to fulfill general education requirements and to begin any literature course. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Reid, Bryan D.
Summer 2016
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Youngren, Selina Brigette
Summer 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Summer 2016
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Alzen, Jessica L.
Summer 2016
ENG123 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Summer 2016
ENG123 IE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Reid, Bryan D.
Summer 2016
ENG123 GE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Summer 2016
ENG123 HE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A White, Guy E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Youngren, Selina Brigette
Fall 2016
ENG123 JE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Morris, Brian Richard
Fall 2016
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Cordes, David J.
Fall 2016
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Flores, Ruth E.
Fall 2016
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Sung, Tae
Fall 2016
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Schneider, Thomas R.
Fall 2016
ENG123 KE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Fisher, Erin Lynne
Spring 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 JE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
ENG123 KE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 FE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
ENG123 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 DE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
ENG123 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
ENG123 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Lower Division Requirements (9 units)

American Government

American Government

The course provides an introductory overview of the American political system. It begins with a discussion of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights and an examination of their impact on the country. It also covers the avenues and means of democratic citizenship and political influence in American politics. The course further examines the major political institutions in the United States: Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and Courts. In order to assess the impact of government on society, the course concludes with an exploration of public policy. (Meets state requirement in United States Constitution and California Government.) (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL213 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Summer 2016
POL213 CE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Rickman, Tracy Eugene
Summer 2016
POL213 BE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Fall 2016
POL213 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Fall 2016
POL213 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Fall 2016
POL213 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Spring 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL213 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL213 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL213 BE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
State and Local Government

State and Local Government

This course studies the place and responsibilities of state and local governments in the United States and how they relate with other units of government. This includes an assessment of the citizenship and participation in state and local politics, both at the individual and collective level; and then an examination of state political institutions, such as governors, state legislatures, state courts, and administration. The course also covers city and county governments, and other local units of government. Although it is comparative, special attention is given to California politics. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL223 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Alexander, Noemi Hernandez
Summer 2016
POL223 KE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Nicola, Stacy E.
Fall 2016
POL223 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda Marie
Fall 2016
POL223 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Doyle, James F
Spring 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL223 BE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL223 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL223 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics

The course begins with an overview of factors (constitutions, political systems, and political ideology) political scientists use to understand and explain variations in policy outcomes at the national level. The course also examines actors (political parties, interest groups, social movements, and public opinion), processes (elections), and political institutions from a comparative perspective. The course concludes with an overview of the public policy process and examination of specific policy areas. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
POL255 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff

Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

Political Economy

Political Economy

This course explores the relationship between the economy and politics and provides both a description and assessment of the economy. This entails an overview of economic theory, macroeconomics, savings, investments, microeconomics and markets, inflation, monetary policy, international economics and globalization, and the role of the private sector and government. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL395 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Summer 2016
POL395 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Fall 2016
POL395 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Fall 2016
POL395 CE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Fall 2017
POL395 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL395 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL395 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Research Methods in Political Science

Research Methods in Political Science

This course examines the research methods used in Political Science. Topics addressed in the course include the philosophical and theoretical foundations of social science research; ethical issues related to research; research design; descriptive and inferential statistic analysis; survey, qualitative field, unobtrusive, and evaluation research; and qualitative and quantitative data analysis with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Students will obtain the statistical knowledge necessary to read and critique scholarly articles and books. In addition, the course will prepare students to use statistical methods in their own research in graduate school or in their professional careers. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL450 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Kircher, Patricia L.
Spring 2017
POL450 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
POL450 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Executive Leadership and Management in Public Sector

Executive Leadership and Management in Public Sector

This course introduces students to the executive and management skills necessary for successful leadership in public organizations. Emphasis is on assessment of personal growth needs and enhancement of administrative skills, including communication, decision-making, motivation, leadership styles, and team building. (This course does not meet requirements for general education). (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
POL451 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Organizational Theory and Design

Organizational Theory and Design

Students will use classic and current literature to examine the fundamental questions guiding organization theory in public administration with an emphasis on reconciling democracy with bureaucratic principles and behavior. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL452 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Groves, Beth A.
Fall 2016
POL452 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Groves, Beth A.
Summer 2017
POL452 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL452 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Administrative Law and Bureaucracy

Administrative Law and Bureaucracy

This course examines the place and impact of executive agencies on the formation and implementation of administrative law and regulation in the United States. This includes an overview of the administrative process, a discussion of administrative power, and bureaucratic organization. The course then examines the steps, stages, and participants of the administrative process, such as delegation of authority, administrative rulemaking, agency adjudication, and judicial review. The course concludes with a discussion of tort liability and sovereign immunity, the relationship between the bureaucracy and the other branches, and administrative reform. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
POL453 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Rash, Bryan E.
Summer 2016
POL453 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Rodgers, Robert Neil
Fall 2017
POL453 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Policy Process and Analysis

Policy Process and Analysis

This class examines policy-making theory and practice in the United States. Theoretical models studied include rational, incremental, and institutional, group, elite, public choice, and game theory. Policy areas covered include civil rights, criminal justice, health, and welfare, education, environmental protection, economic policy, and national defense. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
POL465 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Constitutional Law II

Constitutional Law II

This course studies the most important decisions of the Supreme Court on individual rights and the conflicts from which they have arisen, which means examining the trinity of individual values and rights in American civil liberties?freedom, due process, and equality. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2017
POL485 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
POL485 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Contemporary Issues in Public Administration

Contemporary Issues in Public Administration

This course uses case studies to examine the history and scope of public administration in the United States. An emphasis is placed on both practice and theory, financial administration, problems of management, administration organization and behavior, decision-making, and intergovernmental relations. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL490 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Sundstrom, Linda Marie
Fall 2016
POL490 BE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Garubo, Raymond Charles
Spring 2018
POL490 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Public Personnel Management

Public Personnel Management

The course includes theory and current practices in personnel management at the local, state, and national levels of government. Topics covered include the history and development of public personnel management, the constitutional dimensions of employment law, employee training and development, and current human resource issues such as affirmative action, sexual harassment, and cultural diversity. (This course does not meet the POL general education requirement.) (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2017
POL491 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Principles of Public Administration

Principles of Public Administration

This course examines the scope of public administration. Emphasis on practice as well as theory in personnel administration, financial administration, problems of management, administrative organization, merit systems, and intergovernmental relations by the use of case studies. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2016
POL493 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Doyle, James F
Fall 2016
POL493 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Garubo, Raymond Charles
Fall 2016
POL493 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Holguin, Jesus H.
Spring 2017
POL493 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL493 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
POL493 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Career and Professional Development (Capstone)

Career and Professional Development (Capstone)

This course examines and prepares students for a successful transition from undergraduate studies to graduate level coursework. This course provides students with an opportunity for assessment of career interests and capabilities, initiation and implementation of a personal development plan (PDP) or career portfolio, and feedback on personal and career development. Strategies, practical skills and resources for addressing graduate admission requirements, and grad school expectations are addressed. Advanced computer skills in excel, PowerPoint, Word, LiveText capstone portfolio, and e-bray will be included. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
PST300 AE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Meyer, Ted
Fall 2016
PST300 AE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Meyer, Ted
Spring 2017
PST300 BE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
PST300 AE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
PST300 AE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
PST300 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
PST300 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

Additional Program Requirements (6 units)

Overview of the Bible

Overview of the Bible

A general survey of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian writings (New Testament) with special emphasis to the religious and national life of the Hebrew people, the life of Jesus, and the development of the early church. A Online and Professional Studies requirement for Online and Professional Studies degree programs only. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
CST100 JE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Summer 2016
CST100 KE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Evans, Jeffrey
Summer 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Summer 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 IE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Summer 2016
CST100 HE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Summer 2016
CST100 GE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Summer 2016
CST100 DE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST100 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Barrett, Matthew M.
Fall 2016
CST100 DE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Emerson, Matthew Y.
Fall 2016
CST100 FE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Meek, Russell Len
Fall 2016
CST100 KE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Rogers, Mark C.
Fall 2016
CST100 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST100 JE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST100 HE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST100 IE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST100 LE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Spring 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 IE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 ME Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 CE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 HE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST100 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 DE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 FE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 KE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 HE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 IE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST100 JE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Foundations of Christian Thought

Foundations of Christian Thought

An introduction and primer to Christian theology with special emphasis on identifying the importance and development of a Christian worldview, understanding the doctrine of scripture and biblical authority, learning to do theology, comprehending the relationship between truth, faith and reason, and applying a biblical worldview to the Christian life. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2016
CST302 KE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 LE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Smith, Brandon Dean
Summer 2016
CST302 JE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 AE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Summer 2016
CST302 BE Session 1
05/02/2016
06/26/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Summer 2016
CST302 CE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Nguyen, Anh-Khoa
Summer 2016
CST302 DE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 FE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 GE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Summer 2016
CST302 NE Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Shirey, John David
Summer 2016
CST302 ME Session 2
06/27/2016
08/21/2016
Online N/A N/A Smith, Brandon Dean
Fall 2016
CST302 HE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Wilhite, Shawn J.
Fall 2016
CST302 CE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
Fall 2016
CST302 AE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 BE Session 1
09/06/2016
10/30/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 FE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Fall 2016
CST302 DE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Stamps, Robert Lucas
Fall 2016
CST302 GE Session 2
10/31/2016
12/23/2016
Online N/A N/A Gill, John J
Spring 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
01/09/2017
03/05/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
03/06/2017
04/30/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 DE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 CE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
05/08/2017
07/02/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 HE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
07/03/2017
08/27/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 JE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 KE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 CE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Hybrid
TBA
M
T
W
TH
F
S
6:00 -
7:50 PM
Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 DE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 FE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2017
CST302 GE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 CE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 HE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 DE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 FE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2018
CST302 GE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff

General Education Requirements

Faculty

Elaine Ahumada

Elaine Ahumada, D.P.A.

Program Director

Associate Professor of Public Administration / Chair, History & Government / Director of Masters in Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3929
Email: eahumada@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Noemi Alexander

Noemi Alexander, M.P.A.

Visiting Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3961
Email: nalexander@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Beth Groves

Beth Groves, D.P.A.(ABD)

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Office Phone: (951) 343-3948
Email: bgroves@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Patricia Kircher

Patricia Kircher, D.P.A.

Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-3930
Email: pkircher@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Mark Kling

Mark P. Kling, D.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Office Phone: (951) 343-3936
Email: mkling@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government
Kenneth Minesinger

Kenneth W. Minesinger, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law

Office Phone: (951) 343-5566
Email: kminesinger@calbaptist.edu
Department: Business
Riste Simnjanovski

Riste Simnjanovski, D.P.A.

Dean of Faculty Development

Office Phone: (951) 343-3968
Email: rsimnjan@calbaptist.edu
Department: History & Government

Admission Requirements

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  • Minimum GPA of 2.0

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Phone: 951-343-3914
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