Public Service and Public Policy

Description
The concentration in public service and public policy is designed for students from across the university who have an interest in public service and public policy issues, such as students with other concentrations in, sociology, criminology, the arts, the sciences and business. Course work provides basic knowledge of the field and enriches the major with an applied policy focus. The concentration has a strong professional and applied focus, intended to enhance students' education and ability to seek jobs in the public sector.

The public service sector offers sustainable, exciting and fulfilling career options. With a concentration in public service and public policy, students use their knowledge of the public sector as a catalyst to change the world. By understanding the challenges that government faces and being well-versed in the development of multiple, useful and realistic solutions, they can contribute to the development of local, national and global communities.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 12 credit hours must be taken in the School of Public Affairs at ASU.
  • * Students completing this IDS concentration are not required to complete all listed prerequisites, please consult with your advisor so that they may acquire the appropriate over-ride for this course.

Core 9 Hours Required
All courses listed in the Core area are required.

PAF 200 Public Service and Policy in the 21st Century (3)

PAF 300 Public Management and Administration (3)

PAF 340 Contemporary Policy Challenges (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum 30 hours)

Electives 9 Hours Required
Other related electives may be selected with approval from an advisor in the School of Public Affairs.
Choose elective courses from the following:

PAF 201 Economics and Public Policy, SB (3)

PAF 410 Building Leadership skills, SB (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only PAF 410 or URB 410)

PAF 420 Public Leadership (3)

PAF 470 Topics in public economics and financial management (3) (Prerequisites: ECN 212 or PAF 201 with C or better)

PAF 471 Public Policy Analysis (3) (Prerequisites: PAF 301 and PAF 340 with C or better)

URB 300 Urban and Metropolitan Studies (3) (Credit is allowed for only URB 100 or 300)

URB 305 Urban Governance (3) (Credit is allowed for only URB 105 or 305)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

PPPSPPEMP

College/School

College/School

Public Service and Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602‐496‐0450
spa@asu.edu

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