Public Administration

This Public Administration minor is designed for working professional in public, not-for-profit organizations, who wish to pursue a career in public management. It provides students with the principles essential to the effective management of all public agencies.

Students who successfully complete this minor will:

  • Possess a foundation in the theory and practice relevant to Public Administration.
  • Acquire related knowledge and skills that are associated with success in the profession.

Students pursuing the bachelor degree in Public Administration are not allowed to complete this minor. Also, students should seek approved substitution of minor courses that are also counted towards the program core and/or specialization courses. In other words, students must complete 21 credit hours of approved coursework beyond the core or specialization requirements.

The minor consists of the following seven courses and has a three-credit computer literary pre-requisite, CS 180*. A grade of C or higher is required in all minor coursework.

Public Administration Minor Courses (21 Credits)

  • IT 200 - Foundations of Information Technology*
  • POS 303 - Administrative Theory and Practice
  • PUB 402 - Services Marketing
  • PUB 404 - Financial Administration
  • PUB 407 - Leadership Development
  • PUB 410 - Human Resource Administration

*Advanced students may earn credits for the CS 180, IT190, or IT200 courses by test-out examination. Please reference the Credit by Examination policy.