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Curriculum Guide

An academic plan for a major in Public Administration may vary, depending upon student interests, needs, and specialization within the major. The courses listed below, and the sequence in which they are listed, represent the faculty's recommendation for the general array of courses taken by all students in the program. Of particular importance is that lower-level prerequisites be completed before enrollment in upper-level courses. Students should pay particular attention to those required courses included in their academic plans that are offered only in alternate years.

As part of the general education requirements of the University, all majors will be completing 36 to 42 credits of work, including 9 credits or 3 courses each in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, 3 credits in Other Cultures, 3 credits of Ethnic Studies and 4 courses certified for the Writing Emphasis requirement. Some of these requirements are satisfied by courses taken as part of the major. Beyond these, we encourage Public Administration majors to discuss their preferences for general education courses, as well as other electives, with the PEA faculty. In general, we recommend that students become thoroughly acquainted with the major ideas, findings, and methods of inquiry in each domain of knowledge. We especially encourage majors to take introductory courses in the social sciences beyond those required as lower-level prerequisites (e.g., in sociology, psychology, and political science).

View the Environmental Policy & Planning Curriculum Guide on the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

Curriculum Guide

An academic plan for a major in Public Administration may vary, depending upon student interests, needs, and specialization within the major. The courses listed below, and the sequence in which they are listed, represent the faculty's recommendation for the general array of courses taken by all students in the program. Of particular importance is that lower-level prerequisites be completed before enrollment in upper-level courses. Students should pay particular attention to those required courses included in their academic plans that are offered only in alternate years.

As part of the general education requirements of the University, all majors will be completing 36 to 42 credits of work, including 9 credits or 3 courses each in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, 3 credits in Other Cultures, 3 credits of Ethnic Studies and 4 courses certified for the Writing Emphasis requirement. Some of these requirements are satisfied by courses taken as part of the major. Beyond these, we encourage Public Administration majors to discuss their preferences for general education courses, as well as other electives, with the PEA faculty. In general, we recommend that students become thoroughly acquainted with the major ideas, findings, and methods of inquiry in each domain of knowledge. We especially encourage majors to take introductory courses in the social sciences beyond those required as lower-level prerequisites (e.g., in sociology, psychology, and political science).

An example: Four year plan for Environmental Policy and Planning Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ENV SCI 102 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3
POL SCI 101 American Government and Politics 3
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
PU EN AF 202 Introduction to Public Policy 3
Science Lower Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
ECON 203 Micro Economic Analysis 3
Science Lower Level Elective 3
Science Lower Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
BUS ADM 220
or MATH 260
or PSYCH 205
Business Statistics
or Introductory Statistics
or Social Science Statistics
3-4
Science Lower Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15-16
Junior
Fall
PU EN AF 378 Environmental Law 3
PU EN AF 350
or PU EN AF 408
GIS in Public and Environmental Policy
or Public Policy Analysis
2-3
Environmental Science Upper Level Elective 3
Environmental Policy and Planning Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
 Credits14-15
Spring
PU EN AF 301 Environmental Politics and Policy 3
PU EN AF 322 Environmental Planning 3
Environmental Science Upper Level Elective 3
Environmental Policy and Planning Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
PU EN AF 497 Internship (or Applied Learning) 3
Environmental Policy and Planning Upper Level Elective 3
Environmental Policy and Planning Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
PU EN AF 497 Internship (or Applied Learning) 3
Environmental Policy and Planning Upper Level Elective 3
Environmental Policy and Planning Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits119-121