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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2002-2004
Academic Bulletin

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Northwest (Gary) Programs

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

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

About the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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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 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
Concentration Area

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General Education

Communication
(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 higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (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 the following subject areas:

Afro-American Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social Sciences
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 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.)

Two courses from the following areas:

Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Geography (check with an advisor)
Journalism
Political Science
Psychology (check with an advisor)
Sociology
Telecommunications
Women's Studies

Natural Sciences
(Two to three courses for 6-8 credit hours selected from at least two of the following departments. At least one lab course is recommended.) [Environmental Concentration students must take Chemistry C101 and C121 plus Biology L200 or L350.]

Biology
BIOL L100 Humans and the Biological World (3-5 cr.)
BIOL L105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.)
BIOL L200 Environmental Biology and Conservation (3 cr.)
BIOL L350 Environmental Biology (3 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 C121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.)
CHEM C122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr.)
CHEM C125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)

Earth Sciences
GEOL G101 Introduction to Earth Science: Lecture (3 cr.)
GEOL G104 Earth Science: Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.)

Physics
PHYS P101 Physics in the Modern World (4 cr.)
PHYS P120 Energy and Technology (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 (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI C106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
CSCI C201 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)

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

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

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General Electives

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

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Public Affairs Core

(Six 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 V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration
Environmental Policy Concentration
Health Services Administration Concentration
Management Concentration
Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following four 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 J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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

Note: SPEA J101, The American Criminal Justice Systems is a prerequisite for all Criminal Justice Concentration courses.

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Environmental Policy Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies: Environmental Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (3 cr.)
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)

Any three other SPEA courses selected with consent of a faculty advisor.

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Health Services Administration Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)

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Management Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)

Three additional SPEA courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

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Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

Six courses at the 300-400 level are required, four of which must be SPEA courses. All courses must be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

This 120 credit hour degree is intended for people who hold an associate degree from an accredited institution and have experience in a health care field. Students who complete this degree are eligible to sit for the Long-Term Care Administrators Examination after they have fulfilled the Administrator-in-Training requirement.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are divided into four main areas:

General Education
Electives
Management Core
Health Services Management Concentration

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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 higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S233 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
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
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
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours selected from two of the following major areas)

Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Physics

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

One computer course:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or approved option

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

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

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General Electives

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

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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.)

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Health Services Management Concentration

Requirements (Nine courses)

The following nine 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 Resource Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
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

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes four main areas:

General Education
General Electives
Public Affairs and Policy
Criminal Justice Concentration

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General Education

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

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

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)

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

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M100 Basic Mathematics (4 cr.)
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)

Both of the following courses:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or another statistics course approved by a SPEA advisor
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or another statistics course approved by a SPEA advisor

Arts and Humanities

One of the following sequences (two courses):
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.) and
  HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.) or
  POLS Y304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.) and
  POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours selected from the following departments:

Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech

Note: Students must confer with their advisors regarding the General Education Requirement, Goal 8: "Students will demonstrate familiarity with and appreciation of the arts, including literature, music, and the fine, applied, and performing arts."

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 7 credit hours, selected from the following subject areas in consultation with an advisor. Must include one lab.)

Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geography
Geology
Physics
Zoology

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours, selected from the following:
ECON E201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
POLYS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.)
PSY P324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC S161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC S163 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SOC S335 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)

Or another upper division (300-400 level) course selected from Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology with the prior approval of a SPEA advisor.

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, public affairs and policy, and criminal justice requirements to meet the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requirement of 120 credit hours.

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Public Affairs and Policy

Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours selected from the following:
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 V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (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.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

(Twelve courses for a total of 36 credit hours)

Take each of the following:
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
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.)

Four additional SPEA 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.
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Associate of Science in Public Affairs

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Education
Electives
Public Policy Course
Concentration Area

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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 higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication (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
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
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
Political science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
One course, for a minimum of 3 credit hours, from one of the following subject areas.

Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Zoology

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

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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 Policy

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

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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.
SPEA J201 and SPEA J202 recommended

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Associate of Science in Public Affairs

Students must complete one of the following concentrations: Criminal Justice, Emergency Services Administration, Environmental Affairs, 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

Communication
(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 higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (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
  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 (2-3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI A107 Advanced Microcomputing: Programming within Applications (3 cr.)
CSCI A201 Introduction to Computers and Programming I (4 cr.)
CSCI A202 Introduction to Programming II (4 cr.)

One approved mathematics course:
MATH M100 Basic Mathematics (4 cr.)
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.) or
  MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)

Note: MATH M118 or M119 is needed for the B.S.P.A., and 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
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
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 courses:
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

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

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Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration
Emergency Services Administration Concentration
Environmental Affairs Concentration
Public Administration Concentration
Special Concentration

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Criminal Justice Concentration

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.

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Emergency Services Administration Concentration

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
  another 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.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (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.

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Environmental Affairs Concentration

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following course:
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)

A chemistry or physics course (3-5 cr.)

The following course:
GEOL G101 Introduction to Earth Science (3 cr.)

One of the following courses not taken as a social science requirement in the general education area:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
BIOL L200 Environmental Biology and Conservation(3 cr.)
BIOL L350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
GEOG G213 Introduction to Economic Geography (3 cr.)
GEOL G300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL G316 Mineral Resources (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)

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Public Administration Concentration

Requirements (Four courses)

SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (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

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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 faculty 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.

Public and Environmental Affairs Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Environmental Science and Health Minor
Health Systems Administration Minor
Pre-Law Minor

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

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

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

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (2-3 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 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 two courses:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (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 J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

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Environmental Science and Health Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
POLS Y313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

Three additional 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 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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Pre-Law Minor

Admission to law schools requires a baccalaureate degree and a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The degree may be in any discipline. Students preparing for law school are advised to take courses in logical thought, American history, American politics, business, and criminal and civil law. While no specific courses are required, Indiana University Northwest offers an interdisciplinary pre-law minor for students interested in attending law school.

This minor includes 6 courses totaling 18 credit hours. Students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Business and Economics, and history majors in Arts and Sciences could double count courses that are required for their major or concentration, but they are required to take at least 4 courses or 12 credit hours outside of their major or concentration.

Requirements (Six courses)

The following courses:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)
PHIL P150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One additional course select from those listed below chosen in consultation with a pre-law advisor:
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J303 Evidence (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
BUS L303 Commercial Law (3 cr.)
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
HIST A105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST A313 Origins of Modern America (3 cr.)
HIST A315 United States Since World War II (3 cr.)

The pre-law advisor can approve an elective that is not on this list, if it meets the educational objectives. Joseph Pellocciotti is the pre-law advisor for SPEA.

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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.
Certificate in Public Affairs
Certificate in Public Health
Certificate in Public Safety

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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 E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (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.)
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 V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the U.S. (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
SPEAJ401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
SPEAJ439 Crime and Public Policy (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.)
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 H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

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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 P101 Introduction to Psychology or
  SOC S161 Principles of 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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