FAQ: Major in Public and Nonprofit Administration – Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Please see below for frequently asked questions on advising, registration, and other topics. If you need additional support, please contact the Rutgers SPAA Student and Academic Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic advisors are available to meet with SPAA students to discuss course registration, transfer credits, Degree Navigator, graduation, and additional guidance related to their academic progress.
HLLC students and athletes must go to their HLLC or athletic advisors to drop or withdraw from courses. They can come to Student and Academic Services for all other advising inquiries.
All advisement appointments for undergraduate students are scheduled through RUN4Success.
Students have several resources available to them to assist in course selection:
Rutgers Webreg – Students use the Web Registration System to register for classes on their registration date.
SPAA Student and Academic Services – You may schedule an appointment with a SPAA advisor via RUN4Success.
Undergraduate students wishing to obtain special permission numbers for Service-learning Internship I, Independent Study, or MPA courses must meet with a SPAA staff member to obtain an SPN.
SPNs are not given for closed courses. If you are a graduating senior in need of an SPN for a closed section, please contact Student and Academic Services for support at email@example.com.
SPAA undergraduates need 120 credits in total to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. This includes 38 credits towards the core curriculum and 35 credits towards the Public and Nonprofit Administration major. Additionally, students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Undergraduates who wish to complete a second concentration in Public and Nonprofit Administration must complete 18 credits in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
Additionally, the School of Public Affairs and Administration offers an accelerated MPA degree (BA/MPA or BS/MPA) that is available to all undergraduate majors at Rutgers University–Newark. Undergraduate students who wish to obtain their MPA may complete 18 graduate credits during their senior year. These 18 credits count as a second concentration towards their BA or BS.
Undergraduate students in the School of Public Affairs and Administration are required to complete at least one internship for course credit toward their degree.
The School of Public Affairs and Administration offers a 5-Year Dual Bachelor’s Degree/Master of Public Administration Degree (BA/MPA or BS/MPA) which offers the opportunity to earn a master's degree in public administration while taking MPA courses as an undergraduate student.
Students must submit their transcript for review by mailing their official transcripts to the following address:
Undergraduate Admissions Operations Center
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
65 Davidson Road, Room 202
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8097
Students transferring from a NJ Community College can use NJ Transfer to assess course transferability. Rutgers University requires a grade of "C" or better for a course to transfer.
Students transferring from a four-year college or university can make the general assumption that classes completed with a grade of "C" or better in an academic department offered at Rutgers University will be accepted for transfer credit. These courses may or may not be utilized to fulfill major requirements but will generally receive a minimum of elective academic credit. Please note that this is a general guideline only and should not be considered a guarantee of any sort.
You will receive your personalized transfer evaluation via email 4-6 weeks after you have committed to Rutgers by paying your enrollment fee.
Students who wish to declare a Public and Nonprofit Administration major must complete a school-to-school transfer into the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Visit Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions for more information.
Students must have at least a 2.3 GPA if completing a school-to-school transfer to the School of Public Affairs and Administration.