Public Administration Minor

Eunju Kang, Ph.D., Program Coordinator (Fraser 105)

The Public Administration minor provides a broad understanding of the political, managerial, and quantitative aspects of public agency functions and policy activities. Through participation in this minor, students have an opportunity to learn practical and analytical skills in preparing for a management career in federal, state, or local government, or to prepare for graduate study leading toward a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Management, or Public Policy.

NOTE: Current and prospective Public Administration Minor students are encouraged to meet with the coordinator to discuss their course selections and internship programs. For course registrations, students are advised to read the Undergraduate Bulletin and check their Degree Works. 

Total Credits Required 21 credits (7 courses)

1: PLSC 395 Political Affairs or Legal Affairs Internship OR ACCT 102 Introduction to Financial Accounting 

2: PLSC 217 Public Administration

3: PLSC 314 American Public Policy

4: PLSC 216 Presidential Politics OR PLSC 218 Politics of Judicial Process OR PLSC 315 Legislative Process OR MGMT 300 Management Principles and Organizational Behavior OR ECON 330 Public Finance OR ECON 350 Law and Economics


5: One course on political and social systems from:

ECON 340 Environmental Economics

ECON 345 Economics of Sports

GEOG 201 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning

HIST 262: American Indian Law and Public Policy

PLSC 215 Community, State, and Regional Politics

PLSC312 American Social Welfare Policy

PSYC 275 S/Environmental Psychology

PSYC 368 Health Psychology

SOCL 102 S/Introduction to Social Problems and Public Policy

SOCL 213 Sociology of Medicine

SOCL 310 Sociology of Law

SOCL 318 Environmental Sociology

SOCL 333 Sociology of Education

SOCL 347 Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency


6: One methodology course from:

BIOL 250 Biological Data Analysis

ECON 205 Business and Economic Statistics

ECON 305 Quantitative Methods

GEOG 278 Statistics in Geography

GEOG 286 Introduction to GIS

Math 242 R/Elements of Probability and Statistics

Math 262 MATH 262 R/Applied Statistics

MGMT 250 Information Technology for Business

MGMT 268 Management Law& New Technologies

MGMT 350 Information Systems

PLSC 251 Modern Political Analysis

PSYC 250 Intro to Behavioral Statistics

PSYC 251 Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods

SOCL 211 R/Statistics for Social Research


7: One course on management and organization from:

COMN 200 Theory & Prac-Public Relations

COMN 341 Public Relations Case Problems

ECON 322 Managerial Economics

ECON 330 Public Finance

MGMT 263 Business Law I

ECON 370 Industrial Organization

MGMT 346 Human Resource Management

MGMT360 Labor Relations

PSYC 265 Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

SOCL 290 Sociology of Work and Organizations