Public Administration Minor


The mission of the Public Administration minor is to train students with the introductory knowledge, skills, and ethical attitudes needed in order to impact the world for Jesus Christ in government, community agencies, private not-for-profit organizations, and private sector organizations that work in partnership with the public sector.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the minor in Public Administration, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of fundamental theories in public administration (ULO 1).
  2. Evaluate public administration practices based on scriptural and ethical principles (ULO 2).
  3. Engage their future vocation in public administration as faithful stewards of God's calling (ULO 2).
  4. Demonstrate basic competence in public administration practices and in professional communication (ULO 3).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
POSC 250Foundations of the American Political System 13
POSC 301Fundamentals of Public Administration3
POSC 302Public Administration Practice3
POSC 490Internship in Political Science6
Select one of the following:3
Public Policy
The American Presidency
American Constitutional Law
Courts and Public Policy
Total Credits18

Political Science majors may not count POSC 250 or POSC 256 towards the Minor, and instead must take an additional upper-division elective. No more than 6 credits from the major may count toward this minor.