Program Overview


The undergraduate minor in public administration requires 15 credit hours in POL courses.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
POL 201Introduction to American National Government3
POL 319Politics of the Administrative Process3
POL 321Introduction to Public Policy3
Electives (select at least 2; at least 1 must be at the 500 level):6
Economics for Politics and Public Administration
Politics of Growth Management
State Government and Politics
Government in Metropolitan Areas
Public Opinion
Budget and Financial Management and Administration
From Plato Through Rawls
Statistics for Politics and Public Administration
Introductory Statistical Methods in Political Science
Advanced Statistical Methods in Political Science
Introduction to Game Theory for Political Science
Public Affairs Internship
Introduction to Graduate Public Administration
Problems in Public and Non-Profit Management
Non-Profit Organizations: Law, Policy, and Management
Comparative Public Policy and Administration
Administrative Law
Global Environmental Politics
Applied Policy Analysis
U.S. Health Care Crisis: Politics and Policies
Civic Participation and Democracy
Productivity in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
Total Quality Public Service Management: Achieving High Performance Government
Politics and Ethics
Ethical and Managerial Issues in Government, Business, and Non-Profit Organizations
From Electronic Government to Digital Governance
Special Topics in Public Administration, Policy, and Law
Total Credit Hours15

 A minimum grade of C- or better and a 2.0 gpa are required for all courses within the department.


 A minimum of 9 credits must be earned in residence, thus a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred in.