Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Public Administration (Single Major)

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD101 Introduction to Public Administration (3)
ECO111 Basic Microeconomics (3)
POL101 Introductions to Political Science (3)
STA111 Basic Statistics (3)
ICT121 Computer Skills Fundamentals (2)
COM151 Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Social Sciences) (3)
Total Credits 17

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD102 Institutions and Processors of Public Administration (3)
POL102 The Modern State (3)
ECO112 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
STA112 Statistical Tools for Social Research (3) (Prereq STA111)
ICT122 Computer Skills Fundamentals (2)
COM152 Communication and Academic and Professional Cmmunication (Social Sciences) (3)
Total Credit 17

Level 200

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD201 Organization Theories (3)
ECO221 Basic Macroeconomics for non-Majors (3) (prerequisite, eco111) or 
ECO211 Intermediate Microeconomics (pre-requisite, ECO111) (3)
LAW234 Constitutional Law (3)
Plus one Elective
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD202 Public Administration in Botswana (3)
ECO222 Intermediate Macro Economics for Non-Majors (pre-requisite, ECO112) (3); or
ECO212 Intermediate Macro Economics (3) (prerequisite, ECO112)
SOC226 Concepts & Principles of Social
Research (3) Plus one optional (3)
One Elective (3)
Total Credits 15

Level 300

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD302 Human Resource Management (3)
PAD306 Public Policy Analysis (3)
PAD303 Local Government Management (3)

One Optional Course from:

SOC334 Sociology of Development (3)
PAD308 Industrial Relations (3)
POL306 International Political Economy (3)
POL310 Contemporary Africa (3)
Plus one elective (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD304 Public Enterprise Management (3)
PAD307 Human Resource Development (3)
LAW237 Administrative Law (3)

Two Optional courses from:

POL309 Politics of Poverty in Southern Africa (3)
SOC327 Political Sociology (3) or
ENS301 Contemporary Environmental Issues (2) or
ENS402 Natural Resources Management and Economics (2)
Total Credits 15

Level 400

Semester 1

Core Courses

PAD401 Development Administration (3)
PAD403 Internship (3)
PAD402 Government Budgeting (3)

Two Optional Courses from;

PAD405 Seminar in Public Policy (3)
PAD407 Comparative Public Administration (3)
PAD413 Leadership & Governance (3)
Total Credits 15

Semester 2

Core Courses

PAD406 Ethics and Public Administration (3)
PAD404 Contemporary Issues in Public Admin (3)
PAD410 Public Financial Management (3)

Two Optional Courses from:

PAD408 International Administration (3)
PAD411 Local Government Finance (3)
PAD412 Research Project in Public Administration (3)
Total Credits 15