To complete the minor in PA, students must complete 18 credits (6 courses). All students must complete 2 required courses and 4 elective courses
All Students must take:
PA 1050 Public Administration*: Administrative politics, law, and ethics, organizational theory and technical fields, such as budgeting, planning, and personnel.
PA 2000 Public Policy: Theories of public policy making, national public policies, and contemporary issues.
PA 6000 The Vocation of Public Service: The exploration of the concept of public service as a “vocation,” envisioning public service as a means of self-expression through which citizen-servants discover meaning and purpose in their lives by promoting the common good as well as forging and developing the bonds of community among a body of diverse people. This concept is contextualized in the “real-life” choices made by and the experiences of public servants.
Students must take four elective courses.
A maximum of two elective courses may be taken outside the Department of Public Administration. A list of approved courses can be found on the PA Minor Course list (below)
*Students must include a service learning component in either PA 1050 or PA 3000. Both courses (PA 1050, PA 3000) have been designated as optional service learning by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.