Public Administration Minor

Requirements for Political Science Minors

A general minor in political science can be arranged, as well as specialized minors in eight different subfields of the discipline. Interested students should see a faculty adviser to plan a coherent program of study as a minor field.

Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA in the political science courses chosen to qualify for the minor. Students may count no more than 3 hours in political science taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis toward the minor. Students taking an internship POL SCI 3940 may count no more than three hours of the internship toward the minor.

Minor in Public Administration

POL SCI 2400Public Administration3
Select four of the following:12
Introduction to Public Policy
Public and NonProfit Personnel Management
Public and NonProfit Budgeting
Urban Administration
Special Readings (when appropriate)
Public Affairs Internship (when appropriate)
POL SCI 4460
Comparative Public Policy and Administration
Total Hours15

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of theories, concepts and practices relevant to public administration.
  • Assess issues in the public sector, formulate evidence-based solutions, and communicate them with clarity and coherence.