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, PADM 3501, PADM 4221, POLS 3505, PSYC 3103, SOCI 4923, or SWRK 2911

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