Public Administration Certificate

Public Administration Certificate

This program is designed to help the student develop skills, competencies and knowledge appropriate for careers in government service. Possible employment opportunities exist for certificate holders in federal, state and local government offices. Past graduates have obtained employment under managers in urban settings, regional physical planning, personnel services, health care management and public information systems.

There are six areas of specialization. Contact the adviser, George Agbango, 389-4516, to help with course selection.

Contact points by interest areas:

  • Budgeting - Economics, 389-4335
  • City Managers - Political Science, 389-4422
  • Planning - Geography, 389-4108
  • Social Psychology - Psychology, 389-4471
  • Health Care - Social Welfare, 389-4237
  • Public Relations - Mass Communications, 389-4836

Requirements

A minimum of 27 credits is required. Note: some courses carry prerequisites. Consult an adviser for details.

Communication

    INTSTUDY 231 TECHNICAL WRITING
    COMMSTUD 103 PUBLIC SPEAKING
    COMMSTUD 104 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Computer Science

    SOC 465 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
    COMPSCI 110 INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
    MISCIS 150 INTRO TO COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Statistics

    ECONOMIC 256 BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS STATISTICS
    SOC 260 BASIC SOCIAL STATISTICS
    PSYCH 160 PSYCHOLOGY STATISTICS
    MATH 141 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS

Personnel

    ECONOMIC 313 LABOR ECONOMICS
    POLISCI 438 PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
    MGMT 345 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Budgeting

    ECONOMIC 410 PUBLIC FINANCE
    POLISCI 437 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION APPLICATIONS
    POLISCI 452 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Planning

    GEOG 250 ELEMENTS OF PLANNING
    GEOG 350 ADVANCE PLANNING
    SOC 468 SOCIAL SERVICE PLANNING

Organization Theory

    POLISCI 336 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION THEORY

Policy

    POLISCI 207 ETHICS,POLITICS, AND PUBLIC POLICY
    POLISCI 456 PUBLIC POLICY

Social Psychology

    SOC 441 SOCIAL INDICATORS
    PSYCH 131 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT
    PSYCH 253 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
    PSYCH 453 ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY