Public Administration: Requirements for the Major

Interdisciplinary Major

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)

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

Upper-Level Courses

Required core courses, (12 credits)

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

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

Two of these:

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, (3 credits)

One of these:

COMM 340: Mediation and Conflict Resolution (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, (3 credits)

One of these:

POL SCI 318: Political Behavior (3 credits)

PU EN AF 350: GIS in Public and Environmental Policy (2 credits)

PU EN AF 415: Public and Nonprofit Budgeting (3 credits)

PU EN AF 426: Strategic Philanthropy: Civic Engagement through Giving (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 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 380: Global Environmental Politics and Policy (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. A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for internships.

Area of Emphasis: Nonprofit Management, (27 credits)

This emphasis requires an internship. Please note that campus policy requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA for enrollment in an internship. Only 3 credits of internship can count toward the major.

Nonprofit Management Core, (18 credits)

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 (in Public and Environmental Affairs) (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 340: Mediation and Conflict Resolution (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 426: Strategic Philanthropy: Civic Engagement through Giving (3 credits)

PU EN AF 498: Independent Study (3 credits)

Area of Emphasis: Emergency Management, (27 credits)

Upper-level core courses, (15 credits)

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

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

PU EN AF 497: Internship (in the area of emergency management), (1-12 credits)
(A 2.75 cumulative GPA is required for internships. Only 3 credits of internship can count toward the major.)

And choose two of these:

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

PU EN AF 350: GIS in Public and Environmental Policy (2 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)

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)