Public Administration and Public Management

Description
The concentration in public administration and public management prepares students for citizenship, leadership and careers in governmental and nonprofit agencies. Students will learn the context and principles of public administration and how to apply these in a practitioner setting; the role of the public administrator in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policy; and how to lead change and address ethical issues in public service. It is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in developing leadership skills and wish to enhance their other B.I.S. concentration. The program is designed for students interested in public service who want to learn skills to:

  • Analyze critical issues
  • Build and bridge communities
  • Deliver and manage public programs
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Lead change in public policy
  • Provide public safety
  • Preserve natural resources
  • Reform welfare
  • Strengthen democratic governance

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours which includes 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Elective courses may be selected from the list of electives, or taken upon the recommendation of the advisor with the School of Public Affairs.

Core 12 Hours Required

PAF 300 Public Management and Administration (3)

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

PAF 420 Public Leadership (3) 

PAF 460 Public Service Ethics (3)

Electives 6 Hours Required
Selected upon the recommendation of the School of Public Affairs.
NOT from: 
 PAF 300, PAF 311, PAF 340, PAF 410, PAF 420 OR PAF 460

Any ASB 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any COM 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any CRJ 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any GCU 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any HST 300 or 400 level course
Any JUS 100, 200, 300, or 400 level course
Any MGT 300 or 400 level course
Any NLM 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any PAF 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any PHI 300 or 400 level course
Any POS 300 or 400 level course
Any PRM 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any PUP 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any SOC 300 or 400 level course
Any SWU 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any TDM 100, 200, 300 or 400 level course
Any URB 100, 200, 300, or 400 level course
Any WST 100, 200, 300, or 400 level course

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

2020-21

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

PPPAFEMPH

College/School

College/School

Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602‐496‐0450
spa@asu.edu
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