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Public Policy and Administration Major

Program Information:

The Public Policy and Administration program is designed for those students wishing to pursue administrative careers in government and for those already employed in government who seek training for possible advancement into administrative roles. This program offers broad skills as well as specific content courses that could serve workers both in and out of government.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Ed. Dover, 838-8264, dovere@wou.edu or Dr. Mark Henkels, 838-8544, henkelm@wou.edu.

Public Policy and Administration Major (71)

COM 324 Business and Professional Communication (3)
CS 121 Computer Applications (2)
EC 201 Intoduction to Microeconomics (4)
EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
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 375 Scope and Methods of Political Science (3)
PS 454 Public Personnel Administration (3)
PS 466 Governmental Budgeting (3)
PS 480 Administrative Law (3)
SOC 334 Self and Society (3)
WR 321 Business and Technical Writing (4)

Choose One: (3)
BA 361 Organizational Behavior (3)
BA 390 Management (3)

Choose One: (3-4)
SOC 327 Introduction to Social Research (3)
CJ 327 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (4)

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)
COM 327 Communication in the Legal Field (3)
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)
COM 312 Public Relations Communication (3)
COM 420 Communication in Organizations (3)
PS 423 Issues in National Policy (3)
PS 424 Policy Making in the States (3)
PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PS 433 Health Care Politics and Policy (3)
PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)
PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)
BA/PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

Human Resources Concentration

BA 361 Organizational Behavior (3)
BA 362 Business Ethics (3)
COM 323 Group Discussion and Leadership (3)
COM 420 Communication in Organizations (3)
EC 444 Labor Economics (4)
PSY 423 Interviewing and Appraisal (4)
PSY 443 Group Processes (4)
PSY 445 Organizational Psychology (4)
PSY 446 The Psychology of Leadership (4)
PSY 465 Motivation (4)
PSY 472 Psychological Assessment (4)
SOC 320 Industrial Society (3)
SOC 338 Sociology of the Family (3)
SOC 420 Political Sociology (3)
SOC 434 African American Studies (3)
SOC 435 Chican @latin @Studies (3)
SOC 436 Native American/ Asian American Studies (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 433 Health Care Politics (3)
PS 435 Women and Politics (3)
PS 471 Immigration Politics and Policy (3)
PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)
PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

International Concentration

HST 411 World Problems (4)
PS 203 International Relations (3)
PS 204 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
PS 464 Government and Politics of Africa (3)
PS 465 Government and Politics of the Middle East (3)
PS 471 Immigration Politics and Policy (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)
GEOG/PS 409/410 Practicum or Internship (3-6)

Choose one or two: (4-8)

GEOG 211 Geography of the U.S. and Canada
GEOG 310 World Regional
GEOG 313 The Pacific Northwest
GEOG 314 The Pacific Rim
GEOG 315 The Indian Subcontinent
GEOG 370 Human Migration
GEOG 371 Mexico and Central America
GEOG 372 South America
GEOG 410 Global Issues
GEOG 411 Cultural Geography
GEOG 412 Selected Topics
GEOG 417 Advanced Economic Geography
GEOG 418 International Trade and Transportation
GEOG 426 Geography of Europe
GEOG 432 Geography of Africa

Choose one or two (3-6)

PS 460 Governments and Politics of Asia
PS 461 Politics and Governments of Post-Communist States
PS 462 Politics and Governments of Europe
PS 463 Governments and Politics of Developing Nations
PS 464 Government and Politics of Africa
PS 465 Government and Politics of the Middle East
PS 477 International Environmental Politics
PS 492 Ideologies of the Twentieth-first Century
PS 493 International Organizations
PS 497 American Foreign Relations

Choose one or two (3-6)

BA 484 International Management
BA 485 International Finance
BA 486 International Marketing

State and Federal Government Concentration:

COM 326 Communication and Controversy: Freedom of Speech in the United States (3)
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 433 Health Care Politics and Policy (3)
PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)
PS 446 Land Resource Politics and Policy (3)
PS 447 Environmental Politics and Policy (3)
PS 469 Congress and the Presidency (3)
PS 471 Immigration Politics and Policy (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
----GEOG 106 Introductory Economic Geography
----GEOG 107 Introductory Cultural Geography
----GEOG 321 Field Geography

GEOG 240 Map and Air Photo Interpretation (4)
GEOG 340 Cartography (4)
GEOG 341 Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEOG 413 Urban Geography(4)
GEOG 425 Urban Planning and Policy (4)
PS 424 Policy-making in the States (3)
PS 426 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (3)
PS 430 Aging Society: Policy Dimensions (3)
PS 433 Health Care Politics and Policies (3)
PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)
PS 490 Community Politics (3)
PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations
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 make note that CS 121 and SOC 327 are required for the major. These may be used to satisfy the B.S. requirement.

Health Policy and Administration Concentration:

Choose classes totaling at least 27 credits:

  • COM 312 Public Relations Communication (3)
  • COM 325 Intercultural Communications (3)
  • HE 227 Community and Public Health (4)
  • HE 375 Epidemiology (4)
  • HE 411 Health Communication (4)
  • HE 407 Migrant Health (4)
  • HE 465 International Health (4)
  • HE 485 Bioethics and Public Health (4)
  • PS 430 The Aging Society (3)
  • PS 432 Global Health Policy (3)
  • PS 433 Health Politics and Policy (3)
  • PS 445 Introduction to Policy Analysis (3)
  • PS 495 Public Sector Labor Relations (3)
  • PS/COM 409 Internship/Practicum (3,6)

Contact

Division of Social Sciences 503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu
Location: HSS 231

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