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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Economics 220
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Concentrations of Economics
Requirements and Restrictions for Independent Study Projects
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Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Master of Public Administration Program (B.A./M.P.A.)
B.A./M.P.A. Program Requirements
Economics Model Curriculum Five-Year B.A./M.P.A. Program
Five-Year Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Master of Business Administration Program
Departmental Honors Program
Engineering Transfer 005
English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
Global Studies 480
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Learning Abroad
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Social Work 910
Sociology (920), Anthropology (070), and Criminal Justice (202)
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Teacher Education 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Economics 220 B.A./M.P.A. Program Requirements  

B.A./M.P.A. Program Requirements

Ordinarily, earning a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and a master of public administration (M.P.A.) degree at Rutgers University-Camden requires 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 153 credits, by counting some courses for the M.P.A. as well as the B.A.

In order to qualify for the dual-degree program, economics majors must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 and complete the three prerequisite courses for admission to the graduate program (statistics and economics). Statistics (and econometrics) and economics are already required for the economics major. American government must be taken as an undergraduate elective for the economics major before admission to the graduate school.

Students will apply for admission during the second semester of their junior year. Those who do not maintain a 3.0 GPA can have their admission revoked. Students must be cleared by the chairs of the economics department and the M.P.A. program in order to register for graduate credit in the second semester of their senior year. Students admitted to the M.P.A. program may count 12 of their graduate credits toward their economics requirements and their M.P.A. requirements, i.e., these courses will be double-counted toward the B.A. and M.P.A. degrees. This substitution has been approved by the economics faculty.

Once accepted into the B.A./M.P.A. program, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Our nationally accredited degree of master of public administration has provided hundreds of students with a first-class education, extensive contacts with our alumni at all levels of government, a pathway to law school, career advancement, and preparation for doctoral study. With concentrations in public management, health care management, and policy, and a nationally acclaimed international development administration concentration run with the Peace Corps, the M.P.A. program ensures a stimulating educational experience for all of our students. The M.P.A. graduates have entered or further enhanced their careers in public service. For additional information on the accelerated B.A./M.P.A. program, interested students are encouraged to contact the chair of the economics department at 856-225-6012 or by email at

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