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Public Policy and Administration

Professors: Ed Dover, Mark Henkels

 

Mission

Prepares students for employment in government, non-profit organizations, and in businesses connected to the public sector. Faculty teaching and research promotes efficient, effective, and just public service and policies.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand issues in public administration and policy.
  2. Develop skills to analyze the administrative context and the politics and practical implications of public choices.
  3. Engage in experiential learning via internships in the public sector and related organizations.

Public Policy and Administration major (74-76 credits)

PS 201 American National Government (3)

PS 202 State and Local Government (3)

PS 350 Introduction to Public Policy (3)

PS 351 Introduction to Public Administration (3)

PS 454 Public Personnel Administration (3)

PS 466 Governmental Budgeting (3)

PS 480 Administrative Law (3)

EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (4)

EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)

CS 121 Computer Applications (2)

Choose one: (3)

BA 361 Organizational Behavior

BA 390 Management

WR 321 Business and Technical Writing (4)

SP 324 Business and Professional Speaking (3)

SOC 334 Self and Society (3)

SOC 327 Introduction to Social Research (3)

Choose a minimum of 27 hours from one of the following areas of concentration:

 

Corrections/Law Enforcement Concentration

CJ 213 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4)

CJ 241 Introduction to Community Crime Prevention (4)

CJ 451 Youth, Crime and Society (4)

CJ 453 Penology (4)

CJ 454 Parole and Probation (4)

PS 424 Policy Making in the States (3)

PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)

PS 479 Constitutional Law (3)

PS 490 Community Politics (3)

SOC 454 Deviant Behavior (3)

PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

Management Concentration

BA 315 Financial Management (3)

BA 316 Advanced Financial Management (3)

BA 362 Business Ethics (3)

BA 370 Business and Society (3)

BA 392 Management and Diversity (3)

BA 416 Government Regulation (3)

BA 424 Capital Budgeting (3)

BA 484 International Management (3)

PS 423 Issues in National Policy (3)

PS 424 Policy Making in the States (3)

PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental

Relations (3)

PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)

PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)

SP 320 Communication in Organizations (3)

BA/PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

Human Resources Concentration

BA 361 Organizational Behavior (3)

SOC 420 Political Sociology (3)

EC 444 Labor Economics (4)

PSY 423 Interviewing and Appraisal (4)

PSY 443 Group Processes (4)

PSY 445 Organizational Psychology (4)

PSY 446 Strategic Human Resources Planning (4)

PSY 465 Motivation (4)

PSY 472 Psychological Assessment (4)

SOC 320 Industrial Society (3)

SOC 338 Sociology of the Family (3)

SOC 434 African American Studies (3)

SOC 435 Chicano/a/Latino/a Studies (3)

SOC 436 Native American/Asian American Studies (3)

SP 320 Communication in Organizations (3)

SP 323 Group Discussion and Leadership (3)

PS 415 Politics and Psychology (3)

PS 416 Politics and Communication (3)

PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)

PS 430 The Aging Society: Policy Dimensions (3)

PS 435 Women and Politics (3)

PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)

PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6 )

International Concentration

HST 492 World Problems (4)

PS 203 International Relations (3)

PS 352 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

PS 481 International Law (3)

SOC 350 Food and Hunger (3)

SOC 400 International Development (3)

SOC 440 Women and Development (3)

GEOG 106, 107 Introductory Geography (8)

Choose one or two: (4-8)

GEOG 211 Geography of U.S. and Canada (4)

GEOG 310 World Regional (4)

GEOG 313 The Pacific Northwest (4)

GEOG 314 The Pacific Rim (4)

GEOG 370 Human Migration (4)

GEOG 410 Global Issues (4)

GEOG 411 Cultural Geography (4)

GEOG 412 Selected Topics (4)

GEOG 417 Advanced Economic Geography (4)

GEOG 418 International Trade and Transportation (4)

GEOG 426 Geography of Europe (4)

GEOG 432 Geography of Africa (4)

GEOG 451 South Asia (4)

GEOG 461 South America (4)

GEOG 463 Mexico and Central America (4)

Choose one or two: (3-6)

PS 460 Governments and Politics of Asia (3)

PS 461 Politics and Governments of Post- Communist States (3)

PS 462 Politics and Governments of Europe (3)

PS 463 Governments and Politics of Developing Nations (3)

PS 477 International Environmental Politics (3)

PS 492 Ideologies of the Twenty-first Century (3)

PS 493 International Organizations (3)

PS 497 American Foreign Relations (3)

Choose one or two: (3-6)

BA 484 International Management

BA 485 International Finance

BA 486 International Marketing

GEOG/PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

State and Federal Government Concentration

PS 414 Political Parties, Pressure Groups and Elections (3)

PS 416 Politics and Communication (3)

PS 419 American Presidential Elections (3)

PS 423 Issues in National Policy (3)

PS 424 Policy Making in the States (3)

PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)

PS 430 Aging Society: Policy Dimensions (3)

PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)

PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policies (3)

PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)

PS 469 Congress and the Presidency (3)

PS 479 Constitutional Law (3)

PS 490 Community Politics (3)

PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)

PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

SOC 420 Political Sociology (3)

SOC 430 Political Economy as Social Theory (3)

City and County Government Concentration

Chemeketa Community College students who have completed the associate of applied science in building inspection technology and who meet all admission requirements will be accepted by Western Oregon University as transfer students for a bachelor’s degree in public policy and administration with a concentration in city and county government and a minor in social science.

BA 450 State and Local Government Finance (3)

BLD 155* Building Department Administration (3)

(*Course offered at Community College)

CJ 331 Police and Community (3)

Choose one or two: (4-8)

GEOG 105 Introductory Physical Geography (4)

GEOG 106 Introductory Economic Geography (4)

GEOG 107 Introductory Cultural Geography (4)

GEOG 321 Field Geography (4)

GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation (4)

GEOG 340 Cartography (4)

GEOG 413 Urban Geography (4)

GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy (4)

GEOG 440 Geographic Information Systems (4)

PS 424 Policy Making in the States (3)

PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)

PS 430 The Aging Society: Policy Dimensions (3)

PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)

PS 490 Community Politics (3)

PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)

SSC 407 Seminar (could be an institute-type course) (3)

SOC 330 Urban Sociology (3)

SOC 415 Community Organizing (3)

SOC 416 Community Action (3)

PS/GEOG/SSC 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

Note: For the B.S. degree in public policy and administration, students may take any combination of math/computer science/statistics courses as long as it included at least one math course beyond MTH 105*. Please note that CS 121 and SOC 327 are required for the major. These may be used to satisfy the B.S. requirement.

 

Public Policy and Administration minor (27 credits)

PS 201 American National Government (3)

PS 202 State and Local Government (3)

PS 350 Introduction to Public Policy (3)

PS 351 Introduction to Public Administration (3)

PS 454 Public Personnel Administration (3)

PS 466 Governmental Budgeting (3)

PS 480 Administrative Law (3)

 

Choose one: (3)

BA 361 Organizational Behavior

BA 390 Management

Electives in public policy and administration (3)

 

Building Codes minor (27 credits)

BLD 153 Building Codes III (3)

BLD 154 Dwelling Construction Under the UBC (3)

BLD 280 Cooperative Work Experience (3)

FRP 172 Fire Codes and Ordinances (3)

Upper-division social science courses (15)

 

 

 

 

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