Public Administration Minor
Chair: Catherine E. Wilson, Ph.D.
Office Location: 205 Saint Augustine Center
The Department of Public Administration offers a Minor in Public Service and Administration for undergraduate students. The minor is an interdisciplinary course of study, open to students from all Colleges, that prepares students to be responsibly engaged citizens, government managers, and community leaders working in the “new public sector.” The “new public sector” refers to the complex relationships that exist between government at all levels, nonprofit organizations, higher education, and the private sector. Now more than ever before, these groups have been called upon to cooperate in order to address society’s most pressing and challenging problems.
MINOR (18 credits)
In the Public Service and Administration Minor, you will be introduced to ethical, philosophical, theological, historical, social, and political perspectives that influence the leadership and management of government and nonprofit organizations. The specific goals of this minor are to help prepare you to understand and pursue the common good; assist in the creation, implementation, and analysis of public programs; strengthen communities through innovative leadership and engaged citizenship; reflect on how the citizen as public servant discovers meaning and purpose in one’s life by forging and developing the bonds of community.
- At least four of the courses (12 credits) must be within the Department of Public Administration and up to two pre-approved elective courses (6 credits) may be taken outside of the Department’s course offerings.
- Additional approved electives outside the Department of Public Administration may be found on the Public Administration website.
- All service learning courses can be approved as electives towards the Minor.