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Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 355
Phone: 785-628-4425
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Certificate in Political Science

Public Administration Certificate

A certificate in Public Administration demonstrates your interest in governmental or non-profit work. Armed with your passion for public service and the knowledge and skills you'll gain in this certificate program, you'll find yourself ready to help organizations run more efficiently so that they can best provide for society's needs.

Program Summary

Virtual College Students Please Note: Only POLS 611, 612 and 616 are available for the on-line Public Administration Certificate. All other options noted below are on-campus only. VC students are not required to take POLS 310.

Public Administration

Students must take:

  • POLS 310: Introduction to Public Administration (3 Credit Hours)
  • Choose 6-hours from the following:

  • POLS 103: State and Local Government (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 400: Urban Politics (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 611: Policy Analysis (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 612: The Administrative Process (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 614: Budgeting (3 Credit Hours)
  • POLS 616: Public Personnel Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • Topics/Seminar: Environmental Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • Or approved seminar.
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