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School of Public
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Bloomington Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Associate of Science Degree Programs
Minors
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Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

About the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

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About the 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 Public Health can lead to graduate study in health administration or other related professional fields. Students can also pursue careers in either the public or private sector in areas such as environmental health, health administration, epidemiology, or health policy and planning.

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is an undergraduate degree program that specifically considers the environment as a scientific entity. This degree should be selected by students preparing for employment as professionals in environmental science or preparing for graduate study in environmental science or in one of the traditional sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs requires 120 credit hours. The Bloomington campus offers five majors: Environmental Management, Legal Studies, Management, Policy Studies, and Public Financial Management.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Education
Electives
Public Affairs Core
Major Area

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General Education

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

The following writing course:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
or equivalent campus option (C- or higher)

One of the following:
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
ENG W240 Community Service Writing (3 cr.)
BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)

One of the following oral communication courses:
BUS X104 Business Presentations (3 cr.)
CMCL C121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
CMCL C122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
CMCL C205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3 cr.)
CMCL C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
CMCL C225 Discussion and Decision Making (3 cr.)
CMCL C228 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)
CMCL C229 Ways of Speaking (3 cr.)
THTR T115 Oral Interpretation (3 cr.)
THTR T120 Acting I (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

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

Social Historical Studies
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

One of the following:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

Two approved courses from the following areas:
Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Gender Studies
Geography (check with an advisor)
History
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology (check with an advisor)
Sociology
Telecommunications

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours selected from 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.

Astronomy
AST A100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST A105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
AST A110 Introduction to Astronomy (3 cr.)

Biology
BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
BIOL L104 Introductory Biology Lectures (3 cr.)
BIOL L111 Evolution and Diversity (3 cr.)
BIOL L112 Biological Mechanisms (3 cr.)
BIOL L113 Biology Laboratory (3 cr.)
BIOL L212 The Biology of Food (3 cr.)
BIOL L350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL L369 Heredity Evolution and Society (3 cr.)

Chemistry
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHEM C103 Introduction to Chemical Principles (5 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
GEOL G103 Earth Science: Materials and Processes (3 cr.)
GEOL G104 Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.)
GEOL G105 Earth: Our Habitable Planet (3 cr.)
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.)
GEOL G114 Prehistoric Life (3 cr.)
GEOL G116 Our Planet and Its Future (3 cr.)
GEOL G121 Meteorites and Planets (3 cr.)
GEOL G171 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOG G185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOG G208 Human Impact on Environment (3 cr.)

Physics
PHYS P101 Physics in the Modern World (4 cr.)
PHYS P120 Energy and Technology (3 cr.) or
  PHYS P110 Energy (2 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)
PHYS P221 Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Psychology
PSY P101 Introduction to Psychology 1 (3 cr.), or
  PSY P151 Introduction to Psychology I for Majors (3 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 (2-3 cr.)
CSCI A110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI A201 Introduction to Programming I (4 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M211 Calculus I (4 cr.)

One of the following statistics courses:
SPEA/CJUS/MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics (3 cr.)
MATH/PSY K310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
SOC S250 Methods and Statistics I (3 cr.)

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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.

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Public Affairs Core

(Five courses)

SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.) or
  SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
Note: Environmental Management majors must select SPEA E272.
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Experiential Requirement
(Two courses for a minimum of 2 credit hours)
Each B.S.P.A. student must satisfy the experiential requirement by taking SPEA V252 Career Development (1 cr.) and participating in one of the following: a leadership program administered by the Internship and Placement Office; enrolling in a traditional internship; or conducting significant research. Most students will elect to gain professional experience prior to entering the job market by completing an internship. In order for an internship to satisfy the experiential requirement, students must be in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, be at least a junior, be in good academic standing, have attended an Internship Workshop and have completed at least one course specified by their major before starting the internship.

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Majors

There are five majors offered on the Bloomington campus. They are Environmental Management, Legal Studies, Management, Policy Studies, and Public Financial Management.

Environmental Management Major
Legal Studies Major
Management Major
Policy Studies Major
Public Financial Management Major

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Environmental Management Major

Requirements (Eleven courses)

Note: Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major. SPEA E272 is required for Environmental Management majors; SPEA E162 will not count for this major.

SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.) (Required in core.)

One of the following two courses:
SPEA E363 Environmental Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E476 Environmental Law and Regulation (3 cr.)

One of the following two courses:
SPEA E311 Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Communication (3 cr.)
SPEA E340 Environmental Economics and Finance (3 cr.)

One of the following two courses:
SPEA E465 Environmental Management in the Tropics (3 cr.)
SPEA E466 International and Comparative Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E355 Introduction to Limnology (3 cr.)
SPEA E360 Introduction to Biological Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) Requires faculty approval
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E440 Wetlands: Biology and Regulation (3 cr.)
SPEA E442 Habitat Analysis—Terrestrial (3 cr.)
SPEA E443 Habitat Analysis—Aquatic (3 cr.)
SPEA E455 Limnology (4 cr.)
SPEA E456 Lake and Watershed Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E457 Introduction to Conservation Biology (3 cr.)
SPEA E460 Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E461 Fisheries and Wildlife Management Laboratory (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) Requires faculty approval
SPEA E418 Vector-Based Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA E419 Applied Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E470 Elements of Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.)
SPEA E475 Techniques of Environmental Science (3 cr.)

Five courses from the following, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:
SPEA E311 Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Communication (3 cr.)
SPEA E325 Computing for Environmental Scientists (2 cr.)
SPEA E326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA E340 Environmental Economics and Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA E355 Introduction to Limnology (3 cr.)
SPEA E360 Introduction to Biological Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA E363 Environmental Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E411 Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology (3 cr.)
SPEA E412 Risk Communication (3 cr.)
SPEA E418 Vector-Based Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA E419 Applied Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E440 Wetlands: Biology and Regulation (3 cr.)
SPEA E442 Habitat Analysis—Terrestrial (3 cr.)
SPEA E443 Habitat Analysis—Aquatic (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E455 Limnology (4 cr.)
SPEA E456 Lake and Watershed Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E457 Introduction to Conservation Biology (3 cr.)
SPEA E460 Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E461 Fisheries and Wildlife Management Laboratory (3 cr.)
SPEA E465 Environmental Management in the Tropics (3 cr.)
SPEA E466 International and Comparative Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA E470 Elements of Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.)
SPEA E475 Techniques of Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA E476 Environmental Law and Regulation (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)

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Legal Studies Major

Requirements (Ten courses)

Both of the following courses:
SPEA V377 Legal Processes and Contemporary Issues in America (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)

Five of the following courses (three must be SPEA courses):
SPEA E476 Environmental Law and Regulation (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V405 Public Law and the Legislative Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V406 Public Law and the Electoral Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V407 Public Law and Government Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA V456 Topics in Public Law (3 cr.) May be repeated for credit
BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.) or
  BUS L302 Commercial Law I (3 cr.)
BUS L303 Commercial Law II (3 cr.)
BUS L406 Employment Problems and the Law (3 cr.)
CJUS P370 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Systems I (3 cr.)
CJUS P371 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Systems II (3 cr.)
HPER R441 Legal Aspects of Recreation (3 cr.)
JOUR J300 Communications Law (3 cr.)
POLS Y211 Introduction to Law (3 cr.)
POLS Y304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.) SOC S326 Law and Society (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V456 Topics in Public Law (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V460 Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations, and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

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Management Major

Requirements (Ten courses)

Note: Courses may be listed in more than one area below. However, no course will count more than once in the major.

One of the following courses:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)

Six courses from the following, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:
SPEA E363 Environmental Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V371 Financing Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V421 Metropolitan Development (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA V436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (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 V443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V457 Management Science in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V460 Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations, and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V461 Computer Applications in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V462 Community Development (3 cr.)
SPEA V463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (1-4 cr.)
SPEA V465 Geographic Information Systems for Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V471 Urban Management Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)
SPEA V473 Management Applications Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V475 Database Management Systems (3 cr.)

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Policy Studies Major

Requirements (Eleven courses)

Take whichever of the following you didn't take in the General Education requirements:
Math M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
Math M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.) or
  Math M211 Calculus I (4 cr.)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA V386 Case Studies for Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V449 Policy Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

Five courses from the following, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:
SPEA E340 Environmental Economics and Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA E466 International and Comparative Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA V371 Financing Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V405 Public Law and the Legislative Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V406 Public Law and the Electoral Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V407 Public Law and Government Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA V421 Metropolitan Development (3 cr.)
SPEA V422 Transportation Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V447 Federal Budget Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V451 Social Policy and the Aging (3 cr.)
SPEA V457 Management Science in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V460 Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations, and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V461 Computer Application in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V462 Community Development (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Process in the United States (3 cr.)

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Public Financial Management Major

Requirements (Ten courses)

Each of the following courses:
BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V386 Case Studies for Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)

Take five of the following courses:
SPEA E340 Environmental Economics and Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA V421 Metropolitan Development (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.)
SPEA V461 Computer Applications in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V462 Community Development (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

This 120 credit hour degree program offers a major in Health Administration.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students must satisfy requirements in four main areas:

General Education
Electives
Public Health Core
Health Administration Required Courses

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General Education

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

The following writing course:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C- or higher)

One of the following courses:
BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
ENG W240 Community Service Writing (3 cr.)

One of the following oral communication courses:
BUS X104 Business Presentations (3 cr.)
CMCL C121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
CMCL C122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
CMCL C205 Introduction to Communication and Culture (3 cr.)
CMCL C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
CMCL C225 Discussion and Decision Making (3 cr.)
CMCL C228 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)
CMCL C229 Ways of Speaking (3 cr.)
THTR T115 Oral Interpretation (3 cr.)
THTR T120 Acting I (3 cr.)

Social Sciences and Humanities

(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

The following courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One approved social science course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
Anthropology
Geography
Journalism
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

One approved humanities course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Central Eurasian Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Culture
Comparative Literature
East Asian Languages and Cultures
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
History and Philosophy of Science
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Theatre and Drama

Natural Sciences
Two to four of the following courses for 6 to 10 credit hours. 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.

ANAT A215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr.)
BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
BIOL L104 Introductory Biology Lectures (3 cr.)
BIOL L112 Biological Mechanisms (3 cr.)
BIOL L212 The Biology of Food (3 cr.)
BIOL L302 Topics in Human Biology (3 cr.)
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I with Laboratory (C121) (5 cr.)
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II with Laboratory (C122) (5 cr.)
CHEM C103 Introduction to Chemical Principles (5 cr.)
CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory (C125) (5 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory (C126) (5 cr.)
MSCIM131 Disease andthe Human Body (3 cr.)
PHSL P215 Basic Mammalian Physiology (5 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours

One of the following courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A110 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI A201 Introduction to Programming I (4 cr.)

One of the following courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus (3 cr.)
MATH M211 Calculus I (4 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA/CJUS/MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics (3 cr.)
MATH/PSY K310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
SOC S371 Statistics for Sociology (3 cr.)

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Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to meet the B.S.P.H. requirement of 120 credit hours.

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Public Health Core

(Six courses)

SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
HPER H311 Human Diseases and Epidemiology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
HPER C403 Techniques of Public Health Education (3 cr.) or
  SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)

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Health Administration Major

Requirements (Thirteen courses)

The following seven courses:
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H465 Public Health Practicum (2 cr.)
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

One of the following two courses:
SPEA H466 Public Health Field Experience (1 cr.)
SPEA V381 Professional Experience (2-6 cr.)

Five of the following courses (three must be SPEA courses):
SPEA H401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
HPER H318 Drug Use in American Society (3 cr.)
HPER H320 The Nature of Cancer (3 cr.)
PSY P320 Social Psychology (3 cr.) or
  PSY P324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, which is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is intended to instill an appreciation of the integrated nature of the environmental science field as well as supply a level of expertise in one of several areas.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete a set of fundamental skills and distribution requirements, a core curriculum, a concentration in a particular branch of environmental science, and a sufficient number of elective hours to reach the minimum of 122 credit hours.

Fundamental Skills Requirements
(Credit hours vary, depending on course selection.)

ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
An Intensive Writing course—satisfied by the core
Fundamental Mathematics—satisfied by the core
CMCL C121 Public Speaking (3 cr.) or
  approved option
First-Year Foreign Language (8 cr.)

Distribution Requirements
(Credit hours vary, depending on course selection.)

Freshman Topics Course: Select either COAS E103 or COAS E104.

Arts and Humanities
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

One must be designated as an Arts and Humanities credit by the College of Arts and Sciences. The second could be COAS E103 Topics course (3 cr.) Note: COAS E103 will also satisfy one of the Arts and Humanities courses.

Social and Historical Studies
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

One of the following:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E364 Environment and Resource Economics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V371 Financing Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V449 Policy Senior Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Natural and Mathematical Sciences—satisfied by the concentration

Core Requirements
(61-63 credit hours)

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (One course)
SPEA E262 Environmental Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)

Biology (Two courses)
BIOL L111 Evolution and Diversity (3 cr.)
BIOL L473 Ecology (3 cr.)

Chemistry (Five courses)
Note: Students who did not earn at least a B- in high school chemistry should consult with the chemistry department.

CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHEM C125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
CHEM C126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
CHEM C341 Organic Chemistry Lectures I (3 cr.)

Computer Science (One of the following courses)
CSCI A202 Introduction to Programming II (4 cr.)
GEOG G250 Computer Methods in Geography (3 cr.)
SPEA E325 Computing for Environmental Scientists (2 cr.)

Geography (One course)
GEOG G304 Physical Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.)

Geological Sciences (Two courses)
GEOL G225 Earth Materials (4 cr.)
GEOL G329 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains (5 cr.)

Note: Students with some concentrations may substitute two of the following for GEOL G329:
BIOL L465 Advanced Field Biology (3 cr.)
SPEA E442 Habitat Analysis—Terrestrial (3 cr.)
SPEA E443 Habitat Analysis—Aquatic (3 cr.)

Mathematics (Three courses)
MATH M211 Calculus I (4 cr.)
MATH M212 Calculus II (4 cr.)
MATH M343 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications I (3 cr.)

Physics (Two courses)
PHYS P221 Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P222 Physics II (5 cr.)

Statistics (One course)
One of the following:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
GEOG G488 Applied Spatial Statistics (3 cr.)
MATH K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
MATH M365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3 cr.)

SPEA E490 Directed Research in Environmental Science
Guided by a faculty member, each student undertakes a project closely related to his or her concentration. A minimum of 3 credit hours of senior research must be completed within the department of the sponsoring faculty member. A written report and public oral presentation are required.

Concentration Area
(Minimum of 18 credit hours)

Whereas the core curriculum provides each student with a solid background in the basic subjects pertinent to the environmental sciences, the concentration is aimed at preparing students for graduate study or professional employment in specific fields. The concentration designations are as follows: atmospheric sciences, ecosystem science, hydrology, general, mathematical modeling, pollution control technologies, and surficial processes.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs

Requirements
Associate of Science in Public Affairs

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Requirements

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers an associate degree program. 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 Public Affairs

Students must complete one of the following concentrations: 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
Concentration Area

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General Education

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

The following writing course:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C- or higher)

One of the following advanced writing courses:
BUS X204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG W231 Professional Writing (3 cr.)
ENG W240 Community Service Writing (3 cr.)

One of the following oral communication courses:
CMCL C121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
CMCL C122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
CMCL C223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
CMCL C225 Discussion and Decision Making (3 cr.)
CMCL C228 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)
CMCL C229 Ways of Speaking (3 cr.)
THTR T115 Oral Interpretation (3 cr.)
THTR T120 Acting I (3 cr.)

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

The following two courses:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (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 A110 Introduction to Computers 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.)

Arts and Humanities
One course from one of the following subject areas for a minimum of 3 credit hours, (excluding courses used to satisfy other degree requirements):

Afro-American Studies
American Studies
Central Eurasian Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Culture
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History and Philosophy of Science
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Theatre and Drama

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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.

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Public Affairs Core

(Four courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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

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Areas of Concentration

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 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.)

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 program 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 (SPEA 240) for additional details. Students should check with their degree-granting unit to make sure they are eligible for the SPEA minor of their choice. SPEA's multidisciplinary faculty and curricula 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.

General Policies and Procedures
Each minor requires 15 hours of specified courses with a 2.00 grade point average, and none of the courses may be taken by correspondence through the School of Continuing Studies. Students may only double-count 6 of the required 15 credit hours in other SPEA major or minor requirements. Students may earn up to three minors from SPEA, but each minor must have at least 9 hours that are not satisfying other major or minor requirements.

The following minor areas are available on the Bloomington campus:

Public and Environmental Affairs
Environmental Management
Environmental Science and Health
Health Systems Administration
Human Resources
Information Systems
Legal Studies
Management
Nonprofit Management
Policy Studies
Public Finance

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)

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

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.) If not used above
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V263 Public Management (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 V444 Public Administrative Organization (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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Environmental Management Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E311 Introduction to Risk Assessment and Risk Communication (3 cr.)
SPEA E340 Environmental Economics and Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA E363 Environmental Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E465 Environmental Management in the Tropics (3 cr.)
SPEA E466 International and Comparative Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA E476 Environmental Law and Regulation (3 cr.)

Three additional courses chosen from the above list or the following courses:
SPEA E325 Computing for Environmental Scientists (2 cr.)
SPEA E355 Introduction to Limnology (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E411 Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology (3 cr.)
SPEA E412 Risk Communication (3 cr.)
SPEA E419 Applied Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E440 Wetlands: Biology and Regulation (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E456 Lake and Watershed Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E457 Introduction to Conservation Biology (3 cr.)
SPEA E460 Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3 cr.)
SPEA E461 Fisheries and Wildlife Management Laboratory (3 cr.)
SPEA E475 Techniques in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)

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Environmental Science and Health Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
or other courses in environmental science and health approved by a SPEA faculty advisor.

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Health Systems Administration Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (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 H353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA H401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

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Human Resources Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA V436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (1-4 cr.)

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Information Systems Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA V475 Database Management Systems (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA E325 Computing for Environmental Scientists (2 cr.)
SPEA E418 Vector-Based Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA E419 Applied Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V461 Computer Applications in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V465 Geographic Information Systems for Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
or other courses in information systems approved by a SPEA faculty advisor.

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Legal Studies Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

Both of the following courses:
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V377 Legal Processes and Contemporary Issues in America (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA V456 Topics in Public Law (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V405 Public Law and the Legislative Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V406 Public Law and the Electoral Process (3 cr.)
SPEA V407 Public Law and Government Relations (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)

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Management Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)

The following course:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
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 V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA V436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (1-4 cr.)
SPEA V465 Geographic Information Systems for Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V475 Database Management Systems (3 cr.)

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Nonprofit Management Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)

The following course:
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V436 Communication in Government and Nonprofit Organizations (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 V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V462 Community Development (3 cr.)
SPEA V463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (1-4 cr.)

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Policy Studies Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA V386 Case Studies for Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)

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Public Finance Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

Each of the following courses:
BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
Plus one course chosen in consultation with a SPEA advisor.

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Certificate Programs

The areas of study in which certificate programs are currently available are:

Environmental Studies
Nonprofit Management1
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public Management1
Urban Studies
American Humanics

The number of credits required for each certificate varies.

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 (SPEA 253). Interested students must apply for a certificate before completing 15 credit hours (9 credit hours for public health and public management) of applicable course work.
  2. SPEA students cannot earn a certificate in the same area as their major.
  3. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required in all course work credited toward the certificate.
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Certificate in Environmental Studies

This certificate introduces students to selected aspects of current thinking and research on the nature and causes of and solutions to environmental problems. Students desiring greater depth should consider an Environmental Management major in SPEA.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

One course in chemistry or physics.

One of the following courses:
GEOL G103 Earth Science: Materials and Processes (3 cr.)
GEOG G107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOL G111 Physical Geology (3 cr.)

The following courses:
BIOL L350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated

Two additional courses selected from the following:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA E455 Limnology (4 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
ANTH E427 Cultural Ecology (3 cr.)
BIOL L473 Ecology (3 cr.)
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.) or
  CHEM C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM C341 Organic Chemistry Lectures I (3 cr.)
ECON E308 Survey of Public Finance (3 cr.)
ECON E385 Economics of Industry (3 cr.)
GEOG G235 Introductory Geographical Methods (3 cr.)
GEOG G304 Physical Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.)
GEOG G315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
GEOG G320 Population Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G350 Instrumentation and Field Methods in Atmospheric Science (3 cr.)
GEOG G405 Hydroclimatology (3 cr.)
GEOG G407 Climate Dynamics (3 cr.)
GEOL G300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G316 Mineral Fuels and Materials (3 cr.)
GEOL G406 Introduction to Geochemistry (3 cr.)
GEOL G415 Geomorphology (3 cr.)
GEOL G451 Principles of Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
HPER R372 Interpretive Resources and Techniques (3 cr.)
SPEA/CJUS/MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  MATH/PSY K310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS P120 Energy and Technology (3 cr.)
PHYS P310 Environmental Physics (3 cr.)
SOC S305 Population (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The nonprofit sector is a dynamic and rapidly expanding area. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management allows students to take part in coursework specifically concerned with the nonprofit sector and geared toward preparing them for careers in nonprofit organizations. The certificate is designed so that students who complete the American Humanics program will also meet the requirements for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Certificate Requirements
(Five courses)

This certificate has a requirement of 15 credit hours and must be selected from the following categories. Courses listed with an asterisk are included in the American Humanics program. Alternate courses may be substituted with the approval of a SPEA advisor.

Nonprofit Institutions (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
*SPEA V221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
*BUS W220 Introduction to the Nonprofit Corporation (3 cr.)

Nonprofit Management (Minimum of 6 credit hours)

The following course:
*SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
*SPEA V356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
*SPEA V458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
*BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)

Nonprofit Field (Minimum of 3 credit hours)

Select one course from a special feature of a nonprofit field, service area, or industry. Examples include:

Environment:
SPEA E162 Environmental and People (3 cr.)

Human services:
*EDU P314 Life Span Development
POLS Y326 American Social Welfare Policy (3 cr.)
PSY P315 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)

Health:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

Internship (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
*SPEA V380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (1-6 cr.) For non-SPEA students or *SPEA V381 Professional Experience (1-6 cr.) For SPEA students only. Note: Students must intern with a nonprofit organization.

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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 SPEA courses.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (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
    BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  2. Public Administration
    SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  3. Law
    SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    CJUS P370 Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice Systems I (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.)
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.)
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 Policy Senior 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
CJUS P100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
CJUS P381 History of Social Control in the U.S. (3 cr.)

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

Political Science
POLS Y200 Contemporary Political Topics (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 Law and Society (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.)
HPER H311 Human Diseases and Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA E410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA E431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA E451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA E452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA H401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
HPER C403 Techniques of Public Health Education (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Management

This curriculum provides students a systematic program in Public Management and gives them an understanding of how to work in and with public organizations.

Certificate Requirements
(Six courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA V160 National and International Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

The following course:
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
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 V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.)
SPEA V463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (1-4 cr.)

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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
(Eight courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques or approved option (3 cr.)
SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions (3 cr.)
SPEA V421 Metropolitan Development (3 cr.)

Two courses from one of the following groups:

Urban Administration
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)

Urban Finance
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.)

Urban Land
BUS L408 Real Estate Law (3 cr.)
BUS R300 Principles of Real Estate (3 cr.)

Urban Policy Analysis
POLS Y308 Urban Politics (3 cr.)
POLS Y394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Urban Services Delivery Systems
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.)
SWK S352 Social Welfare Delivery Systems (3 cr.)

Urban Society
SOC S309 The Community (3 cr.)
SOC S361 Cities and Suburbs (3 cr.)

Urban Structure
GEOG G314 Urban Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G415 Advanced Urban Geography (3 cr.)

Urban Transportation
BUS T315 Urban Transportation and Public Policy (3 cr.)
GEOG G412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)

Three additional courses from the above list or the following list:
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.)
ANTH E380 Urban Anthropology (3 cr.)
BUS G330 Principles of Urban Economics (3 cr.)
GEOL G300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
HIST A347 American Urban History (3 cr.)

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American Humanics Certification

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs, in partnership with American Humanics, Inc., offers certification in nonprofit management. Students may also simultaneously enroll in the Nonprofit Management Certificate, offered by Indiana University, through SPEA. This certification prepares undergraduate college students for professional careers in the expanding job market of nonprofit and youth and human service organizations. Upon completion of the American Humanics program, students will be certified, through American Humanics, Inc., for possible positions of leadership with collaborating organizations such as the YMCA, American Red Cross, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and many other nonprofit agencies at both the local and national level.

This certificate program requires the demonstration of a prescribed set of knowledge and skill competencies and the completion of a 300-hour internship program. These competencies may be obtained through completion of a set of courses, professional workshops, the internship, and participation in the American Humanics Student Association.

Students interested in learning more about the certificate should contact the American Humanics director in SPEA 200 or a SPEA academic advisor.

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1 The nonprofit management and public management certificates are available to nondegree or degree seeking undergraduate students. Please consult an advisor for the requirements.



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