Public Administration - Requirements for the Major

Public Administration Program | Public Administration Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 16 credits

  • ECON 203           Micro Economic Analysis, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 101       American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 202    Introduction to Public Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 215    Introduction to Public Administration, 3 credits

One of these:

  • BUS ADM 216    Business Statistics, 4 credits
  • COMM SCI 205  Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Areas of Emphasis

Public Management and Policy, 27 credits

Upper-Level Courses

Required core courses, 12 credits:

  • PU EN AF 315    Public and Nonprofit Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 408    Public Policy Analysis, 3 credits

Two of these:

  • PU EN AF 344    Leadership and Human Resources, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 415    Public and Nonprofit Budgeting, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428    Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation, 3 credits

Institutions, Processes, and Organizational Behavior, 3 credits

One of these:

  • COMM 450           Theories of Conflict Management and Mediation, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 316       Congress: Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 314    Administrative Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 335    Principles and Practices of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 344    Leadership and Human Resources, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 406    State and Local Government, 3 credits

Analytic Methods, 3 credits

One of these:

  • POL SCI 318     Political Behavior, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 350   Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 409    Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 415    Public and Nonprofit Budgeting, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428    Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 453    Cost Benefit Analysis, 3 credits

Public Policy, 3 credits

One of these:

  • ECON 305           Natural Resources Economic Policy, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 370       Foreign and Defense Policies, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 301    Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 306    Regulatory Policy and Administration, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 338    Disaster Recovery, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 339    Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 351    Water Resources: Policy and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378    Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 379    Natural Resources Policy, Law and Administration, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 409    Public Finance and Fiscal Policy, 3 credits
  • UR RE ST 305     Urban Politics and Policy, 3 credits

Electives, 6 credits:

Choose two courses from any of the three groups of courses listed above, or PU EN AF 498 Independent Study or PU EN AF 497 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (only 3 credits of internship can count toward the major). Internships are strongly recommended for students who qualify.

Nonprofit Management, 27 credits

Nonprofit Management Core, 18 credits:

  • PU EN AF 315   Public and Nonprofit Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 344   Leadership and Human Resources, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 415   Public and Nonprofit Budgeting, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 425   Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428   Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 497   Internship, 1-3 credits

Electives, 9 credits

Choose from:

  • ARTS MGT 354  Managing Arts and Cultural Organizations, 3 credits
  • BUS ADM 322    Introductory Marketing, 3 credits
  • COMM 335        Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 450        Theories of Conflict Management and Mediation, 3 credits
  • DJS 375            Gender and Global Justice, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 305      Urban Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 312      Community Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 301   Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 314   Administrative Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 408   Public Policy Analysis, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 498   Independent Study, 3 credits

Emergency Management, 27 credits

Upper-level core courses, 12 credits:

  • PU EN AF 315   Public and Nonprofit Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 408   Public Policy Analysis, 3 credits

And choose two of these:

  • PU EN AF 344   Leadership and Human Resources, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 350   Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 415   Public and Nonprofit Budgeting, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428   Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation, 3 credits

Emergency Management Emphasis, 15 credits

Choose five of these:

  • PU EN AF 335   Principles and Practices of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 336   Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Implementation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 337   Disaster Response Operations and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 338   Disaster Recovery, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 339   Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 497   Internship (in the area of emergency management), 1-12 credits
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