The department offers the Minor in Public Administration, Minor in Public Policy, and Minor in Nonprofit Management. These minors are open to all students seeking training in the public and nonprofit sectors. Moreover, interested students may take one or more courses as free electives as their program of study allows. Students in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program may also pursue program concentrations in these areas.
Courses in Public Administration, Public Policy, and/or Nonprofit Management are an excellent choice for students across several majors in the behavioral and social sciences, business, health, arts and humanities, and the hard sciences. Please contact the department with any questions about how courses in these areas fit with your degree and future career plans.
All students are encouraged to complete an internship to fulfill part of their minor requirements. An internship (PBAD 4791) can be completed during the fall or spring semesters, or over the summer. In order to receive academic credit, internships require a minimum of 150 hours and must be approved in advance by the department’s internship coordinator. As a first step, students should submit a completed Internship General Information Sheet. Additional documents pertaining to the internship can be found HERE.
Undergraduates majoring in Recreation Management or Human Development and Family Science (Family Services concentration) may apply to the Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM) program. The ABM program provides students with the opportunity to apply up to 12-credit hours of MPA coursework towards both their undergraduate and graduate (MPA) degree requirements. Students interested in pursuing the ABM program should speak to their undergraduate advisor and program coordinator, as well as the MPA program director prior to submitting an application.
Summer 2022 Course Schedule
PBAD 2231: Introduction to Public Administration – Minimester I
PBAD 3431: Public Budgeting – Minimester II
PBAD 3731: Public Policy – Minimester II
NMLI 4332: Resource Development and Management – Minimester I
Fall 2022 Course Schedule
PBAD 2231: Introduction to Public Administration – Two Sections
NMLI 2231: Introduction to Nonprofit Management
NMLI 3632: Social Entrepreneurship, Enterprise, and Innovation
PBAD 3731: Public Policy
PBAD 4234: IT and E-Government for Public Managers
PBAD 4235: Research Methods and Evaluation
PBAD 4331: Leadership and Innovation
PBAD 4334: Policy and Markets
PBAD 4791: Field Internship in Public Administration
Last updated: 7/29/2022