Public Services Administration

Public Services Administration

I couldn’t be here (in his current position) if I didn’t have it (my degree). I would not be here if not for Siena Heights. I recognize that.
Bobby Hopewell '96
Health Care Administrator, Mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich.
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  • About: PSA
  • Minor Requirements

The Public Services Administration minor is a focused curriculum designed for law enforcement, fire science and emergency medical service professionals, and other public service professionals. The PSA major is scheduled to launch in the 2018-19 academic year.

This program is ideal for public service workers and government employees who seek administrative or managerial advancement. Students gain upper-level experience through administrative internships, and senior field projects researching contemporary issues or problems.

Program instructors are active practitioners with hands-on knowledge of these very specific fields. They will be able to understand and explain varieties of human behaviors in the workplace and seek solutions to problem behaviors in the workplace.

The Public Services Administration minor is offered at one or more centers of The College for Professional Studies but is not available in The College of Arts and Sciences. Classes required for the Public Services Administration minor may not be available on the Adrian campus.



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The Public Services Administration minor is offered at one or more centers of the College for Professional Studies but is not available in the College of Arts and Sciences. Classes required for the Public Services Administration major may not be available on the Adrian campus. PSA will be available as a major beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 18Credit Hours
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Required Credit Hours 21Credit Hours
Total for major
39Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Introduction to Sociology
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Issues in Social Justice
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Microeconomics
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Speech Communication
Course Type COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Human Resource Management or Organizational Behavior
Course Type COGNATE REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Management Principles/Cases
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Budgeting for Publ Serv Admin
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Crit Issues Public Service Admin
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Fund of Public Services Admin
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Fund of Public Services Admin II
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Public Serv Admin Internship
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Research in the Social Sciences
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Senior Seminar
Course Type REQUIRED PSA
Credit Hours 3
Required Courses for Minor
A. Program Requirements: 9 semester hours
1. PSA 331 Fundamentals of Public Services Admin. I 3
2. PSA 433 Budgeting for Public Services Admin. 3
3. PSA 434 Critical Issues in PSA 3

B. Cognate Requirements: 12 semester hours
1. ITM 460 Project Management 3
2. PSC 130 American Democracy 3
3. PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
or SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
4. Choose one (1) of the following electives
MGT 302 Management Principles and Cases
MGT 360 Organizational Behavior
MGT 452 Leadership
PSA 495 Senior Seminar
SOC 341 Research in the Social Sciences
SOC 350 Conflict Resolution

C. Total for Minor: 21 semester hours

II. Other Requirements
1. A minimum of nine (9) semester hours at the 300-400 level is required in the minor.
2. PSA 495 has several pre-requisites: PSA 331, 341, and 433. Enrollment requires advisor permission. PSA 495 should be taken in the last term at Siena.
3. All students must maintain a cumulative 2.50 g.p.a. in the minor.
4. Grades below a 2.0 g.p.a. are not allowed in the course requirements for the minor.

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts

Division:

  • Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Location(s):