Leadership in the Public Sector (BA) (16LPSBA)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year13

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Acad. WritingH 4 Social Science 7,D 3
Social Science7,D 3 History I1,C 3
Arts & Letters Elective7 3 Natural Science w/LabB 4
MathematicsA 3 Literature I3 3
Free Electives9 3 Philosophy5,C 3
16 16

Sophomore Year13

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Natural ScienceB 3 Social Science D 3
MathematicsA 3 Literature II4 3
Social ScienceD 3 Free Electives9 3
Free Electives9 3 History II2 3
HES_1** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1 Additional Breath (Math Sci/Nat Sci/Eng)F 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
13 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
 LPS 200 Intro. to Public Leadership  3  LPS 315 Public Leadership 3
200 level major elective course10 9 300 level major elective course11 6
Interdisciplinary PerspectiveG 3 Interdisciplinary PerspectiveG 2-3
 Free Electives9 3  Free Electives9 3
18 14-15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
LPS 320 Research Methodology for the Public Sector 3 LPS 425 Leadership Capstone 3
400 level major elective course12 3 Free Electives9 9
Foreign Language 201 3
Free Electives9 6
15 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, J, K, 13, 14: 120
 Major/Program Footnotes College Footnotes

  1. History I One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western)
  2. History II One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture)
  3. Literature I One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century)
  4. Literature II One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language)
  5. Philosophy Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list
  6. Arts and Letters One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list
  7. Social Sciences Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list
  8. Foreign Language Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination
  9. Free Electives Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U)
  10. 200 Level Major Electives Students in LPS must take three courses (9 credit hours) from program approved list.
  11. 300 Level Major Electives Students in LPS must take two courses (6 credit hours) from program approved list.
  12. 300 or 400 Level Major Elective Students in LPS must take one course (3 credit hours) from program list.
  13. LPS is an online degree completion program for non-traditional students, and cannot accept traditional students who are currently enrolled in a regular degree program. Incoming students may transfer a maximum of 72 credit hours of college course work. Transfer credit should include a sufficient number of courses to satisfy the general education component of the major. In addition, transfer students must have taken and passed a college level Math course and a college level English course comparable to our ENGL 101 (4 hrs.).
  14. Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements Students admitted into the B.A. in Leadership in the Public Sector program will be expected to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Courses used to complete the Major Field of Study must be completed with a “C-” or better. A 2.0 GPA in the major is required.

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/academic-standards/gep/courselists/index.html.
A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix) Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab) Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Minimum requirements are satisfied by College History I and Philosophy requirements.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  Minimum requirements are satisfied by College Social Sciences requirement.
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth  – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)      Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or  X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:      
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:
I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:      
J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:       
K. Foreign Language proficiency
– Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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