Public Administration Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Emergency Management
  • Public & Nonprofit Management

Emergency Management

Supporting Courses13
Complete three of the following:
Introduction to Public Policy
Introduction to Public Administration
Economics, Politics, and Government Action
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
American Government and Politics
Complete one Research/Statistics course:
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Upper Level Courses
Required:18
Principles and Practices of Emergency Management
Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning and Implementation
Disaster Response Operations and Management
Disaster Recovery
Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management
Complete One Analytic Methods Course:
Cost Benefit Analysis
GIS in Public and Environmental Policy
Political Behavior
Electives:15
Choose from the following courses:
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Regulatory Policy and Administration
Administrative Law
Public and Non-Profit Management
Environmental Planning
Leadership in Organizations
Human Resource and Risk Management
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
Environmental and Resource Economics
State and Local Government
Service in the Public Sector
Public Policy Analysis
Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Building Sustainable Landscapes
Teaching Assistant
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Total Credits46

Public & Nonprofit Management  

Supporting Courses13
Complete three of the following
American Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Policy
Introduction to Public Administration
Economics, Politics, and Government Action
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
Complete one of the following
Business Statistics
Introductory Statistics
Social Science Statistics
Upper Level Courses
Required:15
Public and Non-Profit Management
Human Resource and Risk Management
Public Policy Analysis
Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Upper Level Electives18
Complete one of the following:
Political Behavior
Cost Benefit Analysis
GIS in Public and Environmental Policy
Choose from the following courses:
Environmental Politics and Policy
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Regulatory Policy and Administration
Administrative Law
Leadership in Organizations
Philanthropy: Civic Engagement through Giving
Environmental Law
Global Environmental Politics and Policy
State and Local Government
Service in the Public Sector
Fundraising and Marketing for Nonprofits
Honors in the Major
Internship 1
Independent Study 1
Travel Course 1
Urban Politics and Policy
Congress: Politics and Policy
Foreign and Defense Policies
Organizational Behavior Across Sectors
Total Credits46