Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Public Service Minor

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A minor in Public Service, offered by the School of Public Affairs, will provide needed competencies to a generation looking for meaningful work consistent with their social values. Public Service courses provide students with the skills and content knowledge to work in public, private, and nonprofit sectors and the emerging fourth sector that blends social and environmental concerns with business approaches. This minor is particularly useful for students majoring in substantive areas (such as environmental studies, education and human development, and criminal justice) who plan on applying their expertise in public service organizations such as governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations.

Program Delivery

  • All courses are offered online; certain courses are also offered on campus.

Declaring This Minor

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. The Public Service minor requires 15 credit hours of coursework.
  2. A maximum of 6 transfer credits may be applied to the minor.
  3. Students must receive a minimum C- grade in each course applied to satisfy the minor requirements.
  • Take the following required course:



    • Take a total of 12 credit hours of electives, 6 of which must be Public Service core required courses offered by the School of Public Affairs, and 6 of which must be upper-division public service electives offered by the School of Public Affairs.

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