Minor in Public Administration

Program Description

A five-course minor in Public Administration is available to baccalaureate degree-seeking students who are interested in careers in public management. The courses that comprise this minor will provide students with the opportunity to develop specialized skills in such areas as urban administration, organizational change, personnel management, and budgeting and financial management.

Curriculum

Fifteen semester hours in Public Administration. Classes are to be selected from the following course list:

  • PAD 3033 Administrators and the Legislative Process
  • PAD 3034 Policy Development and Implementation
  • PAD 3413 Organizational Group Processes
  • PAD 3430 Personal Growth and Administrative Development
  • PAD 3804 Government and Administration of Metropolitan Areas
  • PAD 3834 International Comparative Administration
  • PAD 4024 Concepts and Issues in Public Administration
  • PAD 4046 Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution
  • PAD 4103 Politics of Administrative Organization
  • PAD 4223 Public Sector Budgeting
  • PAD 4414 Personnel Skills for Administrators
  • PAD 4432 Administrative Leadership and Behavior
  • PAD 4603 Administrative Law

Criminal Justice and Health Services majors cannot use core courses towards their minor. You may choose other courses from the list provided in the Undergraduate Catalog, however, the following five courses are highly recommended to complete your minor:

  • PAD 4223 Public Sector Budgeting
  • PAD 4414 Personnel Skills for Administrators
  • PAD 3104 Organization and Administrative Theory
  • PAD 3804 Government and Administration of Metropolitan Areas

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the department from which the student wishes to receive the minor when they apply for graduation. This will ensure that the minor will be posted on their transcript.