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Minor in Civic Leadership

Any Indiana University students enrolled in a baccalaureate program, except those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with a major in Civic Leadership, may pursue the minor in Civic Leadership. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minor conferred with their degree.

Students must declare their intentions to receive a minor by completing an application, which is available in SPEA Student Services, BS 3025 or online. A minimum GPA of 2.3 is required in courses taken specifically for the minor. At least 9 of the 15 credit hours must be taken on the IUPUI campus. During their final term of enrollment, students must also apply to have the minor conferred with their degree by completing the SPEA Graduation Application.

SPEA Students earning a SPEA minor may double count two minor courses.

Curriculum (5 courses/15 credit hours)

Complete the following courses 6 credit hours):

  • SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 412 Leadership and Ethics (3 cr.)

Select one of the following (3 credit hours):

  • SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.) OR
  • POLS-Y 378 Civil Society and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Select two of the following courses (6 credit hours):

  • SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.) OR
  • SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 382 Political Action and Civic Engagement (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 408 Individual Rights, Common Goods, and Public Policies (3 cr.)
  • SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (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
  • SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations