Political Science & Public Administration- Undergraduate
Change an existing minor
Summary of the Changes:
This is the undergraduate portion of a new graduate Fast Track program model being promoted by the Graduate School. Students will take as many as 12 credits of graduate classes while an undergraduate, with credits counting toward both the BA and the MPA. The program is open to all students. The previous Fast Track had students take 15 undergraduate credits, then waived nine credits from the MPA. The courses removed include PAD4003 Public Administration, POS3114 Issues in State and Local Government, PUP4003 The Policy Making Process; one from a choice between POS4167 Urban Policy and Planning, POS3142 Politics and Policy in Urban Government, and PAD4144 Nonprofit Management; and one from a choice of POS3691 The American Legal System, POS4608 Constitutional Law I: Powers and Constraints, and POS4626 Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights, Civil Liberties.
The added classes include PAD6060 Public Administration in Modern Society, a choice of two from PAD6106 Administrative Behavior in Public Organizations, PAD6436 Ethics, Leadership and Accountability in Public Service, PAD6417 Human Resources for Public and Nonprofit Management, and PAD6227 Government Budget and Finance. The final three credits are from an MPA elective or concentration class, with approval of the MPA Director. Advantages of the new model are first that it is academically more robust (42 graduate credits rather than 33), and consistent with accreditation requirements (which require 36 credits). Second, we expect it to be more attractive to undergraduates, with the challenge of taking graduate classes as an undergraduate.
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