Public Administration – Transfer Options

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. Jackson College has articulation agreements with the following colleges and universities.

  • Public Administration – Siena Heights University

    3+1 Degree Completion Agreement between Jackson College and Siena Heights University

    Public Administration Associate in Arts degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration at Siena Heights University

    Students who complete a Public Administration Associate in Arts degree from Jackson College, with at least a ‘C’ or better in the courses listed below; have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or better; and satisfy SHU’s requirements, will be accepted into this articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, SHU will waive the 60-hour rule and require a minimum of 36 credits be completed in courses offered by SHU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective: September 1, 2021

    General Education/MTA Requirements:
    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    BIO 140 Public Health and Disease 3 ENG 085* ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    This lecture/discussion course provides an evidence-based approach to the concepts of public health. Topics covered include infectious and non-infectious diseases along with genetic and environmental factors in health and disease. Students will explore local and national public health resources with an emphasis on how public health data can be used to inform decisions about their own health.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    HIS 211 Minority Groups in America 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Sociology of dominant-minority relations in contemporary American society. Attention to specific ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in terms of prejudice and discrimination.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    JC Related Degree Requirements & Required Courses for SHU Degree:
    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    BUA 230 Principles of Marketing 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students analyze the marketplace to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on research, marketing environments, strategic planning, buyer behavior, evaluating key competitors, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and distribution.

    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    JC & SHU Degree Requirements:
    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    PAM 190 Introduction to Public Administration 3
    PAM 220 Nonprofit Leadership and Budgeting 3
    PAM 230 Human Resources in Public Sector 3
    PAM 240 Public Policy Making & Analysis 3
    JC Degree Electives & SHU Degree Requirements

    If not taken at JC, elective credits must be completed at SHU

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 100 Contemporary Business 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY BUS 131) As business speeds into the 21st century, new techniques, population shifts, and shrinking global barriers are altering the world at a frantic pace. Learn about the range of business careers available and the daily decisions, tasks and challenges that they face. Emphasis is placed upon developing a vocabulary of business terminology, teamwork, quality, social responsibility and cultural diversity. Understand how management, marketing, accounting, and human resource management work together to provide ethical competitive advantages for firms. This knowledge can help you enhance your career potential.

    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    BUA 231 Advertising, Promotion & Public Relations 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students study the principles and practices of numerous promotional tools used in marketing communications. Topics include creation of advertising, media strategies, message appeals, plus the use of specialty advertising, sales promotion and public relations to help sell goods, services and ideas.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    *MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this helps to satisfy SHU’s lower-level undergraduate general education requirements.