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Admission to the major is limited to (1) students holding an A.A.S. in a discipline directly related to one of the program emphases, or students holding an A.A./A.S. degree, and (2) who can demonstrate that they have significant professional experience related to one of the program emphases. Admission will be determined by the appropriate program emphasis faculty. All majors must meet NIU’s requirements for general education (21-33 hours), complete a minimum of 40 hours of course work at the 300-400 level, and earn a minimum of 30 hours at NIU. Up to 30 hours of proficiency credit can be applied toward the 120-credit-hour university graduation requirements with the approval of the department adviser and chair. The completion of a culminating experience (e.g., senior seminar, capstone course or project, or internship, etc.) is required for all majors.
B.S. in Applied Management Degree Completion Program
The B.S. in applied management degree completion program is designed to award credit to practicing professionals for their recent education and previous learning experiences in the relevant fields of public sector employment. In addition to the course requirements outlined below, up to 30 semester hours of credit may be awarded for documented prior learning through professional experiences and education in an area related to the emphasis. Students interested in the B.S. in applied management degree completion program should contact a program adviser for a preadmission interview and course counseling session.
Up to 30 hours of proficiency credit may be applied toward the 120-credit hour university requirement. The number of credits awarded will be based on the evaluation of the professional portfolio, submitted at the completion of SPGA 490, by a panel of faculty in the emphasis area. These credits will be applied to the student’s transcript upon appropriate approval at the departmental and college levels, and the completion of all designated 300- and 400-level course work for the applied management degree.
Core Requirements (21)
The following core requirements are designed to address core competencies related to program learning outcomes for the B.S.A.M. public service emphasis. Students should select courses that are most appropriate for their B.S.A.M. emphasis in consultation with an adviser.