Minor in Public Administration

Minor in Public Administration – 24 credit hours

All students minoring in Public Administration will complete a total of twenty-four [24] credit hours, including Core Requirements (15 credit hours) and Issue Area Requirements (9 credit hours).

Public Administration minor checklist

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Core Requirements (15 credit hours) – Students must complete each of the following courses:

  • PADM 2310, Introduction to Public Administration and Policy
  • PSCI 3300, State Government & Politics
  • PADM 3310, Public Management
  • PADM 3320, Public Policy Analysis
  • PADM 4320, Government Budgeting

Notes:
1.  Students majoring in Political Science who choose to minor in Public Administration must use PADM 2310 for the Political Science major. Therefore, Political Science majors must select an additional course from the Public and Non-Profit Management issue area or the Policy Analysis and Advocacy issue area to meet the 24-credit hour requirement for the minor in Public Administration.
2.  PADM 3320, Public Policy Analysis, fulfills the UCA Upper-Division (UD) Core requirement in the Capstone [Z] area.

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Issue Area Requirements (9 credit hours) – Students must complete six [6] credit hours from the Public and Non-Profit Management issue area and three [3] credit hours from the Policy Analysis and Advocacy issue area.  PSCI 1330, U.S. Government & Politics, is a prerequisite for all upper-division political science (PSCI) and public administration (PADM) courses.  PADM 2310, Introduction to Public Administration & Policy, is a prerequisite for all upper-division PADM courses.  Some of the upper-division elective courses in the issue areas satisfy the UCA Upper-Division (UD) Core requirements, which consist of upper-division elective courses in five different areas – Effective Communication [C], Diversity [D], Critical Inquiry [I], Responsible Living [R], and Capstone [Z].

Public and Non-Profit Management Issue Area:
PSCI 3336, Local Government & Politics
PADM 4340, Non-Profit Management
PADM 4V89, Studies in Public and Non-Profit Mngt. (Independent Study)
PADM 4350, Intergovernmental Relations [UCA UD Core: C]
PADM 4370, Special Topics in Public and Non-Profit Management

Policy Analysis and Advocacy Issue Area:
PSCI 3316, Cyber Security Law and Policy [UCA UD Core: C]
PSCI 3320, Environmental Policy [UCA UD Core: I, R]
PADM 4V99, Studies in Public Policy (Independent Study)
PADM 4330, Public Policy and Program Evaluation
PADM 4360, Education Policy
PADM 4380, Special Topics in Public Policy

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Contact

Dr. Kim Hoffman, Director
Public Administration Program
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas 72035
E-Mail:  khoffman@uca.edu
Phone:  501-450-3412