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School of Public
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Bachelor of Science Degree Programs Associate of Science Degree Programs Minors Certificate Program

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs recognizes the complex problems facing our society, such as global warming, hazardous waste, escalating health care costs, balance of trade, and international relations. Through the three bachelor of science degree programs, the school develops its students’ problem-solving abilities and organizational skills so that they may contribute possible solutions to these and other problems.

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree can continue their education in law, planning, public affairs, environmental science, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, our program is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public, nonprofit, or private sector.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management is open to experienced health services professionals with an associate degree and credentials in a health field. This program provides specialized management training to qualified students.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is excellent preparation for a career in corrections, law enforcement, or probation. Students could also continue their education by studying public affairs, law, social work, and other social sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories—general education, electives, public affairs core, and a major area.

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
  or equivalent campus option (C– or better)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following two courses:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)

Two courses from two of the following subject areas:
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
History and Philosophy of Science
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social Sciences
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following three courses:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One course from the following areas:
Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Geography (check with an advisor)
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science (not POLS Y103)
Psychology (check with an advisor)
Sociology
Telecommunications
Women’s Studies

Natural Sciences
(Two or three courses for a minimum of 8 credit hours selected from at least two of the following departments.)

Many departments limit credit in 100-level courses. Please check with an advisor before taking a second 100-level science course in any of the departments listed here.

Biology
BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
BIOL L101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
BIOL L102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II (5 cr.)

Chemistry
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHEM C121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.)
CHEM C122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr.)
CHEM C125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
CHEM C126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)

Earth Sciences
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG G109 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)
GEOL G111 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G112 Historical Geology (3 cr.)

Physics
PHYS P100 Physics in the Modern World (3-5 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P202 General Physics II (5 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours.)

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (2-3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI C106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
CSCI A200 Computer Literacy (3 cr.)
CSCI A201 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)

Two of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)

One of the following statistics courses:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)
SOC S258 Elementary Social Research Techniques (3 cr.)

General Electives
Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

Public Affairs Core
(Seven courses)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V371 Financing Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Majors

Criminal Justice Major

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following courses:
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Three additional courses with SPEA faculty advisor approval.

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Legal Studies Major

Requirements (Eight courses)

One of the following courses:
PHIL P150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P250 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)

The following five courses:
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA V490 Directed Research in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
ENG W350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)
POLS Y304 Judicial Process and American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
POLS Y305 Judicial Process and American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

Two additional law-related courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor

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Management Major

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V471 Urban Management Systems (3 cr.)

Four additional courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

Students applying for the 120 credit hour B.S.H.S.M. degree must have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from an accredited university or college in nursing, allied health, dental hygiene, or medical technology; or an associate deg ree in another field with relevant work experience. Students may take courses leading to the B.S.H.S.M. degree while pursuing an associate degree (see the program advisor).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
These requirements are divided into four main areas: general education, electives, a management core, and the health services management courses.

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C-– or better)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours from any of the following subject areas)
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
History and Philosophy of Science
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social Sciences
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One approved course from one of the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Geography
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
(Two courses)

The following courses:
BIOLL100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
BIOL L101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
BIOL L102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II (5 cr.)
BIOL P130 Human Biology (4 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI C106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
CSCI A200 Computer Literacy (3 cr.)
CSCI A201 Introduction to Programming I (4 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATHM118 Finite Mathematic (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus I (5 cr.)

One of the following statistics courses:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.) or approved option

General Electives
Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and health services management requirements are needed to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Management Core
The following four courses:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

Health Services Management Major

Requirements (Nine courses)

The following five courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (Accelerated Degree)

Students pursuing or having completed a three-year associate of science degree in the health professions may qualify for an expedited 36 credit professional track to earn the B.S.H.S.M. degree. Enrollment requires special written permission from the program advisor.

The following courses are required:
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The program includes four main areas: general education, general electives, public affairs and policy, and criminal justice.

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C-– or better)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus IMathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus (5 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  other advisor approved statistics course.

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V461 Computer Applications in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI C201 Introduction to Computer Science (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Two of the following courses:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
POLS Y304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

Two courses selected from the following subject areas:
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
Folklore
History
History and Philosophy of Science
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours, selected from the following subject areas in consultation with an advisor.)
Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geography (only certain courses)
Geology
Physics
Zoology

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

Four from the following courses:
PSY P103 General Psychology (3 cr.)
PSY P324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC S163 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SOC S320 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3 cr.)
SOC S325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC S328 Juvenile Delinquency (3 cr.)
SOC S420 Topics in Deviance (3 cr.)

One course selected from the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Economics
Political Science
Women’s Studies

General Electives
Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and criminal justice requirements are needed to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirement of 120 credit hours.

Public Affairs and Policy
Four of the following courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
or additional courses approved in consultation with an advisor.

Criminal Justice Major

Requirements (Eleven courses)

SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
This is a required elective and the prerequisite for all criminal justice courses.

The following seven courses:
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Three other criminal justice courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers two associate degree programs. Courses that meet associate degree requirements generally can be applied to a subsequent baccalaureate degree program. The following are general requirements for the completion of an associate degree:

  1. Students must apply for admission to the Associate Degree Program before completing 35 credit hours of course work toward the degree. Applications are available in the records office.
  2. A minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.00 cumulative average or higher and a 2.30 average or higher in core and concentration courses is required. All requirements for this degree must be satisfied before earning 86 credit hours.
  3. A limited number of courses may be transferred from other accredited institutions or be taken through independent study.
  4. Courses taken to meet specific degree requirements cannot be double-counted (used to satisfy any other degree requirement).
  5. A maximum of two elective courses may be taken pass-fail in this degree.
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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories—general education, electives, a public policy course, and criminal justice.

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C– or better)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
One course, for a minimum of 3 credit hours, from one of the following subject areas.
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Two courses, for a minimum of 6 credit hours, are required, and they must come from different subject areas.)
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
One course, for a minimum of 3 credit hours, from one of the following subject areas.
Anatomy and Physiology
Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Zoology

Or one of the following cross-listed courses:
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG G303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)
GEOG G304 Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods (one course)
An approved course (must be at least 3 credit hours) from one of the following subject areas:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Statistics

General Electives
Additional courses beyond the general education, public policy, and criminal justice requirements are needed to complete the Associate of Science degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Public Policy
The following course:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Two additional SPEA criminal justice courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours. SPEAJ201 and SPEAJ202 recommended

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Associate of Science in Public Affairs

Students must complete one of the following concentrations: Criminal Justice, Emergency Services Administration, Public Administration, or a specialized program approved by a SPEA advisor.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories—general education, electives, public affairs core, and a concentration area.

General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C– or better)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Social Sciences
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following two courses:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) or
  ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One course from sociology or psychology.

Quantitative Methods
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours.)

One of the following computer science courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI A201 Introduction to Programming I (4 cr.)

One approved mathematics course:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.) or
  MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)

Note: Environmental Affairs Concentration students must select a course in calculus to satisfy this requirement.

Arts and Humanities
One course from one of the following subject areas for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
History and Philosophy of Science
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

General Electives
Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to complete the Associate of Science degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Public Affairs Core
(Four courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration
This concentration provides an introduction to law enforcement, correctional administration, and criminal law and procedure.

Requirements (Five courses)

The following two courses:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Two additional criminal justice courses.

Emergency Services Administration Concentration
The Emergency Services Administration Concentration provides managerial skills to emergency service personnel.

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA V375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA J376 Principles of Public Safety (3 cr.)
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  other approved course
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Students are required to complete successfully an approved administrative field experience course of at least 3 credit hours. The field experience requirement may be satisfied through an internship or special project that must have an advisor’s prior approval.

Public Administration Concentration
The Public Administration Concentration provides an overview of the primary areas of public administration.

Requirements (Four courses)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) (if not taken to meet public affairs core requirement)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

Special Concentration
(Minimum of four courses)

A special concentration of at least four courses may be developed to meet special career needs. This concentration must be approved by a faculty advisor and the campus director.

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Minors

Any Indiana University student enrolled in a baccalaureate program may pursue one or more of the minors offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Individuals interested in one or more of these minors should inquire in the SPEA undergraduate advising office for additional details. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minor conferred with their degree. SPEA’s multidisciplinary faulty and curriculum address environmental, health, public policy, and management issues from a variety of perspectives. A minor in SPEA can enhance career opportunities for liberal arts and other majors.

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) May be repeated
or other courses in public or environmental affairs approved by a SPEA advisor

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Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
*SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
*SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
*SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
*SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

*J201 and J301 can be taken only once each for credit.

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Health Systems Administration Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

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Certificate Programs

General Requirements

  1. Students in good academic standing and enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University are eligible to apply for a certificate at the SPEA records office. Interested students must apply for a certificate before completing 15 credit hours (9 credit hours for public health) of applicable course work.
  2. SPEA students cannot earn a certificate in the same area as their concentration.
  3. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required in all course work credited toward the certificate.
  4. The number of credits required for each certificate varies.
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Certificate in Public Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Affairs to provide an overview of the study of public policy, governmental organization, and public management as an enhancement to the major area of study in a student’s undergraduate program. The interdisciplinary program requires 27 credit hours, of which at least 15 but not more than 21 credit hours must be in S PEA courses.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

A total of two courses from groups A, B, and C, with no more than one course from any group.

  1. Organizational Behavior
    SPEA J310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
    BUS Z301 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 cr.)
    BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  2. Public Administration
    SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  3. Law
    SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA J401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
    SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    POLS Y304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)
Choose any four of the following courses:

Public Affairs
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V441 Topics in Financial Management and Policy (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V447 Federal Budget Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V449 Senior Policy Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEAJ439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Geography
GEOG G412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
GEOG G414 Regional Transport Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG G415 Advanced Urban Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G417 Land Use Analysis (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS Y200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
POLS Y302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society (3 cr.)
POLS Y306 State Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS Y394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Sociology
SOC S320 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3 cr.)
SOC S325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC S326 Sociology of Law (3 cr.)
SOC S361 Cities and Suburbs (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Health

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of environmental health issues, current health policies, and the structure of the medical care delivery system.

Certificate Requirements
(Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
ECON E387 Health Economics (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Safety

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Safety to provide an understanding of the structure, processes, legal aspects, history, policies, and administration of law enforcement in the United States. The curriculum is also designed to assist in the honing of writing, verbal, and analytical skills.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following three general education courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
PSY P103 General Psychology (3 cr.) or
  SOC S100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

The following five courses:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
SPEA J320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated

One other criminal justice course chosen in consultation with a SPEA advisor.

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Certificate in Urban Studies

The undergraduate Urban Studies Certificate Program introduces students to selected aspects of current thinking and research in urban life and development.

Certificate Requirements
(Seven courses)

All of the following courses:
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
BUS G330 Principles of Urban Economics (3 cr.)
GEOG G314 Urban Geography (3 cr.)
HIST A347 American Urban History (3 cr.)
POLS Y308 Urban Politics (3 cr.)
SOC S306 Urban Society (3 cr.)

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