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Public Administration

School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy

Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration

The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers a minor in Public Administration with courses that address competencies necessary for work in local government and public agencies. The minor is open to students majoring in any department in the University.

Students must complete 18 hours in Political Science and Public Administration, including 9 hours of required core course and 9 hours from a set of guided electives.

Required Courses: POLS 1030, and PADM 3501, 3601 and 4221.

Guided Electives: Choose 6 hours from among the following: CJUS 4126, POLS 3211, POLS 3213, PADM 4101, POLS 4222, PADM 4226, PADM 4231, PADM 4401, PADM/ANTH 4412, PADM 4228 or PADM 4710-19.

Nonprofit Management Minor

The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers an interdisciplinary minor in Nonprofit Management which includes courses that address competencies necessary for work in nonprofit organizations. The minor is open to students majoring in any department in the University or to special students who wish to enroll in order to take such a program.

Students who complete this minor and specified co-curricular activities will be eligible for certification in Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The certification program is designed to build competencies in nonprofit administration through coursework, internships, volunteer opportunities, student association leadership activities and professional development workshops.

The Minor: 18 semester hours, three hours of a required course, and 15 hours from the guided electives.

Required course (3 hours): PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations

Guided electives (15 hours): Choose one from each category: (3 hours):

1. Accounting and Financial Management: ACCT 2010, PADM 4227, PADM 4228

2. Organization and Administration: PADM 3601, MGMT 3110

3. Communication Skills: COMM 4342, COMM 4375, COMM 4380, COUN 4621, MGMT 4420 or SWRK 3902

4. Nonprofit Context: ANTH/PADM 4412, ART 3411, CSED 3302, POLS 3505, PSYC 3103, or SWRK 2911

5. Nonprofit Organizations: PADM 4231; INTL 4911; or SWRK 4830/4831, or another approved internship course.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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