Bachelor of Science in Public Administration


About the Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree programme at Cherub College provides students with the knowledge and experience needed to begin careers in the public service sectors. The programme combines a theoretical foundation with an understanding of practical applications. Teaching methods in both elective and required courses stress the use of case studies, hands-on experience, and simulations that demonstrate how theory and concepts evolve into practical applications. The programme promotes strong ethical standards and managerial practices while providing a well-rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with additional courses in the areas of business, management and public administration.

Admission Criteria for Freshman Students

Students seeking to gain admission to the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree programme at Cherub College must submit a completed Application for Admission, Application Fee, Copy of High School Diploma/GED/or Equivalent, Official Transcript from all Secondary-level institutions attended for Grades 10 through 12, copy of scores from the BGCSE or SAT Examinations, and 1 Academic Reference. Students applying for admission using scores from the BGCSE Examinations are required to have a minimum of five (5) subjects with a minimum grade of "C" or higher, including Mathematics and English Language.

Admission Criteria for Transfer Students

Students seeking to gain admission to the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree programme at Cherub College as a Transfer Student must submit a completed Application for Admission, Application Fee, and Official Transcripts from all Post-secondary (College/University) institutions attended. Students who would have completed less than 15 credits at the Post-secondary level will be required to apply as a Freshman Student. It is important to note that the college will only accept general education or elective courses for transfer from institutions whose business schools or programmes are not programmatically accredited by, or in candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes (ACBSP) or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It is imperative to note that only credits transfer, individual grades do not. As such, grades from transfer credit courses will not be applied to a student's cumulative average at Cherub College. The College will accept up to a maximum of 24 credits as a transfer. 

Admission Criteria for Non-Traditional Students

Cherub College welcomes applications from persons over the age of 25, or who do not meet the "traditional" student category. These may be students that completed high school studies and did not continue to further education, or students that may have dabbled in further education and for one reason or another did not complete. There are two ways in which these non-traditional students can matriculate into the college. They are as follows:

1.) Direct Entry : Adult students that meet the normal pre-requisites for admission to a degree programme. Alike a standard freshman or transfer admission, prospective students would be required to submit the appropriate documentation corresponding to the relative category of admission. 

2.) Adult Preparatory Entry : The Adult Preparatory Entry Programme is designed for adult students that do not meet the admission requirements to matriculate via the Direct Entry Scheme. Students that did not earn their High School Diploma or an equivalent must first enroll in the High School Diploma Equivalency Programme (HSDEP). Upon successful completion of the HSDEP, students may matriculate into the college preparatory programme and then onto degree studies. Students that have earned a High School Diploma but have not completed with satisfactory scores in the BGCSE or SAT Examinations may matriculate directly into the College Preparatory Programme. Upon successful completion of the College Preparatory Programme, they may enroll in degree studies. 

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree programme at Cherub College is a 122 credit programme, averaging 3 1/2 to 4 years to complete. Students granted transfer credit from previous institutions may take less time to complete.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

 Course Code  Course Name Credits (42)
 SSC 1100 College Experience 1
SSC 1101 Career Experience 1
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1102 English Composition II 3
CIS 2101 Computer Fundamentals of Business 3
MAT 1201 College Algebra 3
STA 2101 Business Statistics 3
OPEN 1000 Natural or Physical Science Elective 3
OPEN 1000 Foreign Language Elective ~ Level 1 3
OPEN 1000 Foreign Language Elective ~ Level 2 3
OPEN 1000 Humanities Elective 3
OPEN 3000 Humanities Elective 3
OPEN 3000 Social or Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPC 2100 Oral Communications 3

 

CORE COURSES

 Course Code  Course Name Credits (47)
 ACC 2001 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 2102 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 3102 Organizational Theory and Management 3
BUS 2401 Business Law 3
ENG 3505 Administrative Writing for the Public Sector 3
FIN 3304 Principles of Finance 3
HRS 3302 Training and Development 3
HRS 3303 Human Resource Information Systems 3
HRS 3602 Personnel Management 3
HRS 3607 Human Relations in Management 3
MKT 3000 Essentials of Marketing 3
POS 2025 Bahamian Government 3
PUB 2000 Introduction to Public Administration 3
PUB 2520 Public Relations 3
RES 4804 Senior Research 3
RES 4806 Senior Research Defense 2

 

MAJOR COURSES

 Course Code  Course Name Credits (33)
 BUS 4501 Business Policies 3
CSS 4501 Research Methods 3
HRS 3304 Strategic Staffing 3
HRS 4005 Labor Relations 3
PUB 3002 Constitutional Law 3
PUB 3030 Quality & Productivity in the Public Sector 3
PUB 3300 Ethical Issues in Public Administration 3
PUB 3345 Administrative Law 3
PUB 4001 Public Policy Analysis 3
PUB 4010 Policy Analysis Implement. & Prog. Eval. 3
PUB 4020 Government Budgeting 3