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Camden Undergraduate
About the University
Undergraduate Education in Camden
Degree Requirements
Liberal Arts Colleges
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
University College-Camden
Programs, Faculty, and Courses
Course Notation Information
Availability of Majors
Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
General Political Science
International Politics
Public Administration and Government Service
Teacher Certification in Political Science
National Security, Intelligence, and Counterterrorism
American Politics and Public Policy
International Politics
Political Theory and Methodology
Departmental Honors Program
Prelaw Advising
B.A./J.D. Dual-Degree Program
Admission B.A./J.D. Program
Government Service Internship Advising
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration Program (B.A./M.P.A.)
Admission B.A./M.P.A. Program
Political Science Society
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
School of Business-Camden
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Political Science 790 Requirements  


Ordinarily, earning bachelor of arts (B.A.) and master of public administration (M.P.A.) degrees at Rutgers-Camdenrequires six years and 162 credits (120 undergraduate and 42 graduate credits) of full-time study. Under this accelerated program, the same result is achieved in five years with 150 credits, by counting up to three courses for the M.P.A. as well as the B.A.

Once accepted into the B.A./M.P.A. program, admission to the master's program is guaranteed, provided that a student maintains a satisfactory GPA. During the first semester of the student's fourth year, she or he formally files an application for admission to the Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration and will become a graduate student upon receipt of the B.A. degree.

This nationally accredited degree of master of public administration has provided hundreds of students with a first-class education, extensive contacts with alumni at all levels of government, entry into a career in public service, and help with career advancement, a pathway to law school,and preparation for doctoral study.

For additional information on the accelerated B.A./M.P.A. program, interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Russell Harrison, adviser, Department of Political Science, 856-225-2973, or by email at

Questions about the M.P.A. program may also be directed to Ms. Sandra Cheesman-Cattafesta, department administrator, Department of Public Policy and Administration at 856-225-6860 or by email at More detailed program information is available through the Rutgers-Camden website, At the site, click on academics, select joint-degree programs, choose dual degree programs, and then click on the five-year B.A./M.P.A. program.
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