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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2004-2006
Academic Bulletin

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Indianapolis 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 Program
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science

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About the Bachelor of Science Degree Program

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) combines the best of public affairs, criminal justice, and environmental science to develop solutions to society’s complex problems such as water and air pollution, terrorist activities, escalating health care costs, and increasing crime rates. Through SPEA programs, students develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for offering solutions to these issues.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs may major in either management, policy studies, or civic leadership. The B.S.P.A. provides students with an overview of the issues that engage the public and nonprofit sectors such as (1) how organization and management differ among sectors, (2) the tolls required to solve public problems and undertake leadership roles in the community, and (3) the policy processes that lead to effective decision-making. The B.S.P.A. prepares graduates to work in the public and nonprofit sectors. Many students also choose to continue their education in law, planning, public affairs, or environmental science.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.) degree may major in either health administration or environmental science and health. Graduates with a major in health administration may work in either the public or private sector in areas such as health facilities management, epidemiology, or health policy and planning. Graduates with a major in environmental science and health may work in either the public or private sector in areas such as air and water quality, solid and hazardous waste, workplace health and safety, pollution control, environmental planning, food safety, or epidemiology.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (B.S.H.S.M.) is a management preparation program for experienced allied health and nursing specialists who hold an associate degree. The program is designed for health care providers who wish to become managers of health care delivery facilities and individuals interested in health policy and planning.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice gives students a broad understanding of the operations of the criminal justice system. Students in the B.S.C.J. learn to deal with problems of crime in a manner consistent with American democratic ideals. Graduates are well prepared to work in the criminal justice system, as well as related public and private organizations. Alumni work in a variety of positions throughout the government system including corrections, probation, policing, and state agencies. Many graduates also work for private firms in security and investigative roles.

The Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science is part of the new interdisciplinary degree with the School of Science, the School of Law—Indianapolis, and SPEA. Forensic science is the application of scientific methods and practices to legal or judicial matters, such as criminal court cases, civil matters or environmental disputes. Students earning the forensics degree at IUPUI will complete a core program of required courses, along with advanced courses leading toward specialization in one of six areas: criminal justice, environmental science and health investigation, biology, chemistry, computing, or psychology. All seniors will complete an internship in an actual crime lab. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for careers in forensic science and allied careers such as public health, environmental science, pharmaceutical sciences, and others.

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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 three categories:

General Education
Electives
Major Area

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General Education

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

The following writing course:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C or higher)

One of the following:
BUS-X 204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

The following speech course:
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option

Social Sciences and Humanities
(Six courses for a minimum of 18 credit hours)

The following three courses:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
ANTH-A 104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
FLAC-F 200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST-H 108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST-H 114 History of Western Civilization II (3 cr.)
REL-R 133 Introduction to Religions (3 cr.)
REL-R 212 Comparative Religion (3 cr.)

Two courses from the following Social Sciences and Humanities lists:

Social Sciences
AFRO-A 150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
ANTH-A 104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
COMM-C 180 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
ENG-G 104 Language Awareness (3 cr.)
FOLK-F 101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 130 World Geography (3 cr.)
HIST-H 117 Introduction to Historical Studies (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY-B 104 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY-B 310 Life Span Development (P) (3 cr.)
SOC-R 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC-R 121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
WOST-W 105 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3 cr.)

Humanities
CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT-C 190 An Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
ENG-L 105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
FLAC-F 200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
FOLK-F 101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
HER-H 100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER-H 101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER-H 102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
HIST-H I05 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST-H 108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)

Courses may be substituted with permission of faculty advisor.

Natural Sciences
Three natural science courses of more than 1 credit each. One of the courses must have an associated laboratory of 1 or 2 credits. The courses and laboratory must total a minimum of 8 credit hours.

Courses may be chosen from the following list:
ANTH-A 103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST-A 100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I—Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II—Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.)
BIOL-N 200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 100 World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL-G 185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)/ Topical Seminar in Urban and Regional Systems
GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL-G 206 Advanced Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOL-G 132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics I (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics II (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PSY-B 105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

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

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CPT 115 Computer Info Systems Fundamentals (3 cr.) and
  CPT 140 Programming Constructs Lab (3 cr.)
CSCI-N 201 Programming Concepts (3 cr.)
CSCI-N 207 Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)
MATH 164 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.)

One of the following statistics courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)
PSY-B 305 Statistics (3 cr.)
SOC-R 359 Introduction to Sociological Statistics I (3 cr.)
STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods I (3 cr.)

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General Electives

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

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Majors

There are three majors offered on the Indianapolis campus:

Civic Leadership
Management
Policy Studies

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Civic Leadership Major

(Fifteen courses)

The following gateway course:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

1. The Nature of Civil Society
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.) or
  POLS-Y 378 Problems in Public Policy: Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

2. The Political Process and Civic Engagement (Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 382 Political Action and Civic Engagement (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA-H 432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.) or
   SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 378 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 436 Communication for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 438 Mass Media and Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) as approved by advisor

3. Leadership and Conflict Resolution
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)
SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)

4. Civic Leadership Emphasis Area
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The four courses must be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. At least two of the courses must be 300-level or above. The emphasis area will allow the student to study a sector, policy or skill in depth. Examples include:

Nonprofit and Community Leadership
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
SPEA-Y 378 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Political Process and Civic Leadership
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs: Political Action & Civic Engagement (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs: Political Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 406 Public Law & the Electoral Process (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 301 Political Parties and Interest Groups (3 cr.)

International Affairs
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs: Terrorism and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) as approved by advisor
POLS-Y 219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 360 United States Foreign Policy (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 375 War and International Conflict (3 cr.)

The following capstone course:
SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3 cr.)

The following internship course:
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs Policy (1-6 cr.)

General Electives
Additional courses, if needed, to meet the 15 course requirement.

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Management Major

(Fifteen courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

The following four courses:
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Seven of the following courses with a minimum of one course in each of the four sections:

Section l:
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

Section 2:
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)

Section 3:
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)

Section 4:
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)

The following capstone course:
SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3 cr.)

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Policy Studies Major

(Fifteen courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

1. Policy Processes and Context
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)

The following courses:
POLS-Y 213 Introduction to Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3 cr.)

2. Tools for Policy Analysis and Evaluation
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 379 Performance Measurement and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)

3. Policy Emphasis Area
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

From a Policy Emphasis Area select four courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Possible emphasis areas are listed below.

Criminal Justice
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 260 Topics in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 305 Juvenile Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Environment
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 341 Principals of Ecology (3 cr.)

Health
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning in Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 420 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

Urban
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs: Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) as approved by advisor

Nonprofit
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership 3 (cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) as approved by advisor
SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 378 Problems in Public Policy: Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)

International Policy
POLS-Y 219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
ECON-E 303 Survey of International Economics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 377 Globalization (3 cr.)
HIST-D 314 Soviet Social & Cultural History (3 cr.)

The following capstone course:
SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following internship courses:
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs Policy (1-6 cr.)
SPEA-J 380 Internship in Criminal Justice (1-6 cr.)

General Electives
Additional courses, if needed, to meet the 15 course requirement.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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

Majors

There are two majors offered on the Indianapolis campus:

Environmental Science and Health
Health Administration

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Environmental Science and Health

This major prepares students to solve environmental and human health problems through pollution prevention and control. The following degree requirements are required of all students majoring in environmental science and health. Students who have not enrolled for three or more consecutive years will be required to follow these degree requirements.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

General Education
(Eighteen courses for a minimum of 59 credit hours)

Communications
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) (C or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.) or
  BUS-X 204 Business Communications (3 cr.) or
  TCM 220 Technical Report Writing (3 cr.)
COMM-C 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

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

The following courses:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

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

One approved course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
African American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Natural Sciences
(Five courses for a minimum of 21 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.) BIOL-N 251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.) PHYS-P 201 General Physics (5 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
CHEM-C 101/C 121 Elementary Chemistry I with Laboratory (5 cr.) and
  CHEM-C 110/C 115 The Chemistry of Life with Laboratory (5 cr.) or
  CHEM-C 105/C 125 Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory (5 cr.) and
  CHEM-C 106/C 126 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory (5 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Five courses for a minimum of 14 credit hours)

Two computer courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 450/E 400 Geographic Information Systems (2 cr.)

Two of the following mathematics courses:
MATH 153 Algebra and Trigonometry I (3 cr.) and
  MATH 154 Algebra and Trigonometry II (3 cr.) or
  MATH 151 Algebra and Trigonometry (5 cr.) and
  MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)

The following statistic course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

Environmental Science and Health Major

Requirements
(Sixteen courses for a minimum of 45 credit hours)

1. Policy and Management
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours:

The following courses:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

2. Foundation and Methods
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

The following five courses:
SPEA-E 326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 459 Environmental Science and Health Data Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)

3. Applications in Environmental Science and Health
(Six courses for a minimum of 18 credit hours)

The following six courses:
SPEA-E 410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment I (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 428 Food Science and Sanitation (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 433 Industrial Hygiene (3 cr.)

4. Environmental Science and Health Experience
(Two courses for a minimum of 3 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA-H 367 Environmental Science and Health Practicum (2 cr.)
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (1-6 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 466 Public Health Field Experience (1 cr.)

Degree Electives
A minimum of 104 credit hours of required courses are listed for this curriculum. In addition, students must take a sufficient number of elective courses to total a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Grade Point Average Requirement
Students must obtain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the major courses to graduate from this program.

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Health Administration

This major targets students who wish to pursue a career as an analyst or manager in a health care environment. The following degree requirements are required of all students matriculating to the B.S.P.H. program majoring in health administration. Students who have not enrolled for three or more consecutive years will be required to follow these degree requirements.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

General Education
(Fifteen courses for a minimum of 47 credit hours)

Communications
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) (C or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.) or
  BUS-X 204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
COMM-C 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

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

Each of the following courses:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 120 Ethics (3 cr.)

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

One approved course from one of the following subject areas chosen in consultation with an advisor:
African American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Music
Philosophy
Religious Studies

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 8 credit hours)

Two approved courses from the basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry, or physics:

Recommended courses:
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (3 cr.) and
  BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Lab (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (3 cr.) and
  BIOL-N 215 Human Biology (1 cr.)

Quantitative Methods and Computers
(Four courses for a minimum of 11-12 credit hours)

One mathematics course such as MATH-M 118, M 119, or higher:

Recommended:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

The following statistic course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

Two computer courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 450/E 400 Geographic Information Systems (2 cr.)

Health Administration Major

Requirements
(Seventeen courses for a minimum of 48 credit hours)

1. Health and the Health Care System
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

2. Health and Public Policy
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA-H 120 Contemporary Issues in Public Health (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 420 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

3. Management Fundamentals
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

4. Health Services Management Skills
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following two courses:
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA-H 353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)

5. Integration of Health Services Management Theory and Practice
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA-H 472 Applied Health Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

6. Health Services Management Experience
(Two courses for a minimum of 3 credit hours1)

Each of the following courses:
SPEA-H 365 Health Administration Practicum (2 cr.)
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (1-6 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 466 Public Health Field Experience (1 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

Students applying for the 120 credit hour B.S.H.S.M. degree must have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from an accredited university or college in nursing, allied health, dental hygiene, or medical technology; or an associate degree in another field with relevant work experience. 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 Courses

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General Education

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

The following writing course:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C or higher)

One of the following:
BUS-X 204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
COMM-C 180 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-C 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-C 228 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-R 227 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours from any of the following subject areas)

African 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

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

The following courses:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.) or
  PHIL-P 120 Ethics (3 cr.)

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

Natural Sciences
(Two courses with labs for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

The following courses:
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (2 cr.) and   BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.) BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (2 cr.) and   BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)

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

One computer course:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  approved option

One of the following courses:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus (3 cr.)
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (3 cr.)

One statistics course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

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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

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

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Health Services Management Concentration

Requirements (Ten courses)

The following six courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 420 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 472 Applied Health Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 450/E 400 Topics: Geographic Information Systems (2 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes three main areas:

General Education (including a foreign language and a non-foreign language component)
Management and Policy
Criminal Justice
General Electives

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General Education

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

The following courses:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

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

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH 163 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 cr.)
MATH 164 Integrated Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  another statistics course approved by your faculty advisor.

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Geographic Information Systems (3 cr.)

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

Select four courses from the following:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
ECON-E 201 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
ANTH-A 104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 130 World Geography (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY-B 104 Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY-B 310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
PSY-B 380 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC-R 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC-R 121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SOC-R 461 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
WOST-W 105 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3cr.)

Humanities and Natural Sciences
(16-20 credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following two options:

OPTION ONE - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (RECOMMENDED OPTION)
OPTION TWO - NO FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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OPTION ONE - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (RECOMMENDED OPTION):

(Total of 16 to 18 credit hours.)

Foreign Language Requirements:
This requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways:

  1. By completing first-year (10 credit hours) courses in a single language with passing grades;
  2. By completing second- or third-year course with a grade of C or higher;
  3. By taking a placement test and placing into the 200 level or higher; this waives the 100-level requirement but does not carry with it credit toward graduation.
This requirement may be met with first-year proficiency in American Sign Language.

Placement Test
Students with previous experience in French, German, or Spanish should take the Foreign Language Placement Test at the Testing Center to assess their level of language preparation.

Students who have achieved elementary or intermediate proficiency in any other foreign language should confer with the Foreign Languages and Cultures department for placement in the correct level of that foreign language.

Students who complete the course into which they were placed with a grade of C or higher are eligible for special credit at a reduced fee for the appropriate lower-division course(s) that precede the course taken. Foreign language special credit counts toward graduation and toward the foreign language requirements.

117 Courses
Courses numbered 117 are reserved for students who have never studied the language before. Students who have had two or more years of formal study in a language may take a 117-level course in that language as a refresher course before enrolling in a more advanced course, but they must recognize that their work will be graded on a Satisfactory/Fail basis. A grade of S is equivalent to a grade of C.

Non-Native Speakers
Students for whom English is not a first language may be exempted from the foreign language requirement, without credit, by completion of ENG-W 131 and ENG-W 132 with the required grade of C or higher.

Students whose native language is not English may demonstrate proficiency in their native language and earn 3 to 6 credit hours of 298/299 special credit by successfully completing an appropriate 300-level course. They may not, however, receive credit for taking first- and second-year courses in their native language.

Humanities and Natural Sciences:

Take the following course:
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)

Take one of the following natural science courses: (3-5 cr.)
ANTH-A 103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST-A 100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I ­ Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II ­ Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.)
BIOL-N 200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 100 World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG-G 303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.) Topical Seminar in Urban and Regional Systems
GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL-G 185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL-G 206 Adv. Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOL-G 115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics II (4 cr.)
PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PSY-B 105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

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OPTION TWO - NO FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

(Totaling 19-20 credit hours.)

Humanities and Natural Sciences

Take all of the following:
(Two courses for 6 credit hours.)
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)

Take two of the following humanities courses:
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours.)
AFRO-A 150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT-C 190 Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM-T 130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
ENG-L 105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 115 Literature for Today (3 cr.)
HER-H 100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER-H 101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER-H 102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
FOLK-F 101 Folklore (3 cr.)
FLAC-F 200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
HIST-H 108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 120 Ethics (3 cr.)
REL-R 133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
REL-R 173 American Religion (3 cr.)
REL-R 180 Introduction to Christianity (3 cr.)
REL-R 212 Comparative Religion (3 cr.)

Take two of the following natural science courses (one must be a course with an accompanying lab):
ANTH-A 103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST-A 100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I ­ Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II ­ Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 107 Introduction to Zoology (4 cr.)
BIOL-N 200 The Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 100 World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG-G 303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.) Topical Seminar in Urban and Regional Systems
GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL-G 185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 119 Fundamentals of Earth History Lab. (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL-G 206 Advanced Physical Geology Lab. (2 cr.)
GEOL-G 115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics II (4 cr.)
PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PSY-B 105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

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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 and Policy Core

(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 378 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (11 courses)

The following course:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.) Note: students may take both these courses, but only one will count toward this requirement.
SPEA-J 305 The Juvenile Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

The following three courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Four additional criminal justice courses totaling 12 credit hours. At least two courses, totaling 6 credit hours, must be 300- or 400-level criminal justice courses. With approval by the faculty advisor, other non-criminal justice SPEA courses may be substituted. SPEA-J 260 and SPEA-J 380 may count toward this requirement, but are limited to a maximum of 3 credit hours each. SPEA-J 380 may not be counted as one of the 300- or 400-level courses for this requirement.

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Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science

Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science The Bachelor of Science in Forensic and Investigative Science is part of the new interdisciplinary degree with the School of Science, the School of Law—Indianapolis, and SPEA.

All students take some required SPEA criminal justice courses as part of this degree. Students must also choose one of six concentrations, two of which are SPEA concentrations—criminal justice and investigative environmental science and health. Interested students can contact Professor Kenna Quinet at (317) 274-3447 or the School of Science for information regarding admission to the degree program and selection of your concentration.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs

Requirements
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
Associate of Science in Public Affairs

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Requirements

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 bachelor’s degree program. The following are general requirements for the completion of an associate degree:

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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into three categories:

General Education
Management and Policy
Criminal Justice Concentration

General Education

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

The following courses:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Technical and Quantitative Skills
(One course for a minimum 3 credit hours)

Select one of the following courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

Social Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

Select two courses from the following:
ANTH-A 104 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 110 Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 130 World Geography (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 101 Principles of Political Science (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 217 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 219 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
PSY-B 104 Psychology as a Social Science (3 cr.)
PSY-B 310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
PSY-B 380 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC-R 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC-R 121 Social Problems (3 cr.)
WOST-W 105 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3 cr.)

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

The following history course:
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language first-year classes, usually numbered 117, 118, or 119
AFRO-A 150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.)
CMLT-C 190 An Introduction to Film (3 cr.)
COMM-T 130 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
ENG-L 105 Appreciation of Literature (3 cr.)
ENG-L 115 Literature for Today (3 cr.)
HER-H 100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.)
HER-H 101 History of Art I (3 cr.)
HER-H 102 History of Art II (3 cr.)
FLAC-F 200 World Cultures through Literature (3 cr.)
FOLK-F 101 Introduction to Folklore (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)
HIST-H 108 Perspectives on the World to 1800 (3 cr.)
HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 217 The Nature of History (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 120 Ethics (3 cr.)
REL-R 133 Introduction to Religion (3 cr.)
REL-R 173 American Religion (3 cr.)
REL-R 180 Introduction to Christianity (3 cr.)
REL-R 212 Comparative Religion (3 cr.)

Physical Sciences
(One course for a minimum 3 credit hours)

Select one course from the following:
ANTH-A 103 Human Origins and Prehistory (3 cr.)
AST-A 100 The Solar System (3 cr.)
AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I B Plants (5 cr.)
BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II B Animals (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 100 Contemporary Biology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 107 Exploring the World of Animals (4 cr.)
BIOL-N 200 Biology of Women (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 212 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 213 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 214 Human Biology (2 cr.)
BIOL-N 215 Human Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIOL-N 217 Human Physiology (5 cr.)
BIOL-N 251 Introduction to Microbiology (3 cr.)
BIOL-N 322 Introductory Principles of Genetics (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 100 The World of Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II (5 cr.)
CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 108 Physical Geography Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOG-G 303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: Distribution of Life (3 cr.)
GEOG/GEOL-G 185 Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 117 Environmental Geology Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 109 Fundamentals of Earth History (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 119 Fundamentals of Earth History Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEOL-G 110 Physical Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 120 Physical Geology Laboratory (1 cr.) or
  GEOL-G 206 Advanced Physical Geology Laboratory (2 cr.)
GEOL-G 115 Introduction to Oceanography (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 132 Environmental Problems (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs (3 cr.)
PHYS 100 Physics in the Modern World (5 cr.)
PHYS 200 Our Physical Environment (3 cr.)
PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (5 cr.)
PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (5 cr.)
PHYS 152 Mechanics (4 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 219 General Physics (4 cr.)
PHYS 251 Heat, Electricity, and Optics (5 cr.)
PSY-B 105 Psychology as a Biological Science (3 cr.)

General Electives
Additional courses beyond the above requirements to total 60 credit hours.

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Management and Policy

(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
Note: Students may take both of these courses, but only one will count toward this requirement.
SPEA-J 305 Juvenile Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

One additional SPEA criminal justice course for a minimum of 3 credit hours. (Note: SPEA-J 380 and SPEA-J 480 may not be used for criminal justice elective credit but may be used for general elective credit.)

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.3 in the courses taken to fulfill the criminal justice and management and policy requirements. All requirements for this degree must be satisfied before earning 86 credit hours.

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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 Areas

General Education

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

The following writing course:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C or higher)

One of the following advanced writing courses:
BUS-X 204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
COMM-C 104 Voice and Diction (3 cr.)
COMM-C 180 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-C 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-C 228 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)
COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)
COMM-R 227 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)

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

The following two courses:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) or
  ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 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-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
CPT 115 Computer Info Systems Fundamentals (3 cr.) and
  CPT 140 Programming Constructs Lab (3 cr.)
CSCI-N 201 Programming Concepts (3 cr.)
CSCI-N 207 Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets (3 cr.)

One approved mathematics course:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.) or
  MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
Note: Environmental Affairs Concentration students must select a course in calculus to satisfy this requirement.

Arts and Humanities
(One course from one of the following subject areas for a minimum of 3 credit hours.)

African American Studies
American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies

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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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-V 270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 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

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

Requirements (Five courses)

The following two courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Two additional criminal justice courses.

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Emergency Services Administration Concentration

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

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 376 Principles of Public Safety (3 cr.)
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  other approved course
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

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

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Environmental Affairs Concentration

The Environmental Affairs Concentration provides an introduction to environmental problems and options for their solutions.

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)

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

One of the following courses:
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 110 Geology: The Earth’s Environment (3 cr.)

One of the following courses not taken as a social science requirement in the general education area:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA-E 431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 341 Principles of Ecology (5 cr.)
GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 415 Geomorphology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 416 Economic Geology (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)
PSY-B 305 Statistics (3 cr.)
SOC-R 359 Introduction to Sociological Statistics (3 cr.)
STAT 301 Elementary Statistical Methods I (3 cr.)

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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-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) (if not taken to meet public affairs core requirement)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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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 program director.

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Minors

Any Indiana University student enrolled in a bachelor’s 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 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, business, and other majors.

Public and Environmental Affairs Minor
Criminal Justice General Minor
Criminal Justice Accounting Minor
Environmental Science and Health Minor
Health Systems Administration Minor

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.) If not used above
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 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 General Minor

Requirements (Six courses)

The following courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice Core Two of the following courses:
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 305 Juvenile Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Electives (Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours)

Two additional SPEA criminal justice courses. These may be selected from the courses listed above not used to fulfill the core requirement. At least one of these courses must be at the 300- or 400-level; only one of the following courses may be used to meet this requirement:
SPEA-J 370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 380 Internship in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 470 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 480 Research in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)

Note: At least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be taken on the IUPUI campus.

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Criminal Justice Accounting Minor

This minor is available to only those students pursuing an accounting degree in the School of Business.

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

The following four courses:
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 303 Evidence (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)

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Environmental Science and Health Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-E 326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 428 Food Science and Sanitation (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 433 Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 459 Environmental Science and Health Data Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (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 course:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 420 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-H 456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 472 Applied Health Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 480 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
or other courses in health administration approved by SPEA advisor.

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Certificate Programs

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

Environmental Studies
Nonprofit Management
Public Affairs
Public Health
Public Management
American Humanics Humanics Certification in Nonprofit Management

General Requirements

  1. Students in good academic standing and enrolled in bachelor’s programs at Indiana University are eligible to apply for a certificate at the SPEA records office. Because the certificate in American Humanics can stand alone, a student is not required to be enrolled in a bachelor’s program. 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.
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Certificate in Environmental Studies

This certificate introduces students to selected aspects of current thinking and research on the nature, causes, and solutions to environmental problems.

Certificate Requirements
(Ten courses)

The following five courses:
BIOL-K 341 Principles of Ecology (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (5 cr.) or
  CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry (5 cr.)
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 107 Environmental Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 110 Geology: The Earth’s Environment (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-E 431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  approved option
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
BIOL-K 442 Population and Systems Ecology (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 207 Introduction to Biochemistry (4 cr.)
CHEM-C 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures I (3 cr.)
ECON-E 485 Social Control of Industry (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 303 Weather and Climate (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 304 Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 303 Geologic Mapping and Field Methods (4 cr.)
GEOL-G 406 Introduction to Geochemistry (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 415 Geomorphology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
PHYS 218 General Physics I (4 cr.)
SOC-R 465 Population and Human Ecology (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 course work specifically concerned with the nonprofit sector and geared toward preparing them for careers in nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Requirements
(Five courses)

Courses must be selected from the following categories. Alternate courses may be substituted with the approval of the campus undergraduate program director. Courses listed with an asterisk (*) are included in the American Humanics program. Completion of the American Humanics program at IUPUI qualifies a student for the IU Nonprofit Management Certificate.

Nonprofit Institutions (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
*SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
*BUS-W 220 Introduction to the Nonprofit Corporation (3 cr.) (offered on the Bloomington campus)

Nonprofit Management (Minimum of 6 credit hours)

The following course:
*SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
*SPEA-V 356 Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 401 Financial and Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)
*SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
*BUS-A 200 Foundations in Accounting (3 cr.)

Nonprofit Field (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
Select one course from a special feature of a nonprofit field, service arena, or industry. Examples include:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 326 American Social Welfare Policy (3 cr.) (offered on the Bloomington campus)
*PSY-B 310 Life Span Development (3 cr.)
*SOC-R 335 Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course (3 cr.)

Internship (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 388 American Humanics Internship (3 cr.)

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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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

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

  1. Organizational Behavior
    SPEA-V 270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
    BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  2. Public Administration
    SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  3. Law
    SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)
Choose any four of the following courses:

Public Affairs
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 449 Policy Senior Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 378 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Geography
GEOG-G 412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 414 Regional Transport Systems (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS-Y 200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Sociology
SOC-R 329 Urban Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC-R 345 Crime and Society (3 cr.)
SOC-R 346 Control of Crime (3 cr.)
SOC-R 480 Sociology and Social Policy (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, the structure of the medical care delivery system, administrative techniques used in health related facilities, and methods of determining the significance of various factors on health.

Certificate Requirements
(Six courses)

Environmental Science and Health Option

The following two courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-E 326 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-E 410 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 431 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 451 Air Pollution and Control (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 452 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 428 Food Science and Sanitation (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 433 Industrial Hygiene and Radiological Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 459 Environmental Science and Health Data Analysis (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

Health Administration Option

The following two courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.) Note: Students must have taken 3 credit hours of undergraduate accounting or finance.

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-H 353 Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.) or
  ECON-E 387 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 420 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 472 Applied Health Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 380 Internship In Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Management

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Management to provide a systematic program that gives students an understanding of how to work in and with public organizations.

Certificate Requirements
(Seven courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)

Six of the following courses:
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 369 Managing Information Technology (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEAV432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

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American Humanics Certification in Nonprofit Managemen

Any IUPUI student is eligible to enroll in the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Management. It is offered in partnership with American Humanics, Inc. This certification prepares college students for professional careers in the expanding job market of nonprofit youth and human services organizations. Upon completion of the program, students will be certified for possible leadership positions 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. Students may also simultaneously enroll in SPEA’s Nonprofit Management Certificate. The American Humanics Certification program requires the acquisition of a set of knowledge and skill competencies and the completion of the 300-hour internship. Competencies are obtained through course work, professional workshops and retreats, the internship, and participation in the American Humanics Student Association. Students interested in learning more about the certificate should contact SPEA Student Services at (317) 274-4656.

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1 Mid-career students with substantial management experience in health care may request a wavier for these courses.
2 J201 and J301 can be taken only once each for credit

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