Public Administration: Requirements for the Major

Interdisciplinary Major

Supporting Courses, (16 credits):

Required:

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 (1) of These:

BUS ADM 216: Business Statistics (4 credits)

COMM SCI 205: Social Science Statistics (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Area of Emphasis: Public Management and Policy, (27 credits)

Upper-Level Courses:

Core courses, (Required):

PU EN AF 315: Public and Non-Profit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 408: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

Core courses, (choose six (6) credits):

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (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, (choose three (3) credits):

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 in Organizations (3 credits)

PU EN AF 406: State and Local Government (3 credits)

Analytic Methods, (choose three (3) credits):

POL SCI 318: Political Behavior (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)

PU EN AF 453: Cost Benefit Analysis (3 credits)

Public Policy, (choose three (3) credits):

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 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, choose six (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. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for internships.

Area of Emphasis: Nonprofit Management, (27 credits)

Nonprofit Management Core, (18 credits):

Required:

Note: This emphasis requires an internship in Public and Environmental Affairs. Please note that campus policy requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA for enrollment in an internship. Only 3 credits of internship (PU EN AF 497) can count toward the major.

PU EN AF 315: Public and Non-Profit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (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 (1-12 credits)

Electives, (choose nine (9) credits):

Note: ARTS MGT 354 with instructor permission; ARTS MGMT 257 recommended as prerequisite.

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)

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 (1-4 credits)

Area of Emphasis: Emergency Management, (27 credits)

Upper-level core courses, (12 credits):

Required:

PU EN AF 315: Public and Non-Profit Management (3 credits)

PU EN AF 408: Public Policy Analysis (3 credits)

Two (2) of These:

PU EN AF 344: Leadership in Organizations (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)

Five (5) of These:

Note: This emphasis requires an internship in the area of emergency management. Please note that campus policy requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA for enrollment in an internship. Only 3 credits of internship (PU EN AF 497) can count toward the major.

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 (1-12 credits)