School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration
Public Administration Minor
The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers a minor in Public Administration
with includes courses that address competencies necessary for work in local government
and public agencies. The minor is open to students majoring in any department in the
Students must complete 18 hours in Political Science and Public Administration, including
9 hours of required core course and 9 hours from a set of guided electives.
Required Courses: POLS 1030, and PADM 3601 and 4221.
Guided Electives: Choose 9 hours from among the following: CJUS 4126, POLS 3211, POLS
3213, PADM 4101, POLS 4222, PADM 4226, PADM 4231, PADM 4401, PADM/ANTH 4412, or PADM
Nonprofit Management Minor
The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers an interdisciplinary minor
in Nonprofit Management which includes courses that address competencies necessary
for work in nonprofit organizations. The minor is open to students majoring in any
department in the University or to special students who wish to enroll in order to
take such a program.
Students who complete this minor and specified co-curricular activities will be eligible
for certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership by American Humanics. The
certification program is designed to build competencies in nonprofit administration
through coursework, internships, volunteer opportunities, student association leadership
activities and professional development workshops.
The Minor: 18 semester hours, three hours of a required course, and 15 hours from the guided electives.
Required course (3 hours): PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations
Guided electives (15 hours): Choose one from each category: (3 hours):
1. Accounting and Financial Management: ACCT 2010 or PADM 4227
2. Organization and Administration: PADM 3601; MGMT 3110
3. Communication Skills: COMM 4342, COMM 4375; COMM 4380; COUN 4621, MGMT 4420 or
4. Nonprofit Context: ANTH/PADM 4412, ART 3411, CSED 3302, POLS 3505, PSYC 3103, SOCI
4923, or SWRK 2911
5. Nonprofit Organizations: PADM 4231; INTL 4911; or SWRK 4830/4831, or another approved