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.


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

  • PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Policy and Service
  • PAD 3034 Policy Development and Implementation
  • PAD 3431 Exploring Leadership
  • PAD 3834 Communication Skills for Policy and Management
  • PAD 3800 Managing Global Cities
  • PAD 3804 Government and Administration of Metropolitan Areas
  • PAD 4046 Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution
  • PAD 4141 Citizen Participation
  • PAD 4223 Public Sector Budgeting
  • PAD 4414 Personnel Skills for Administrators
  • PAD 4432 Administrative Leadership and Behavior

Students must 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.