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    Public Affairs

    The public affairs certificate is for those interested in government careers and requires courses in public policy and public administration.

    About this Certificate

    Credits earned toward the certificate also count toward the political science major.

    Required Courses

    • PAD 3003 Introduction to Public Administration, a core course in public administration; 3 credits
    • PUP 3002 Current Controversies in Public Policies, a core course in public policy; 3 credits
    • Three 3000/4000-level courses on the policy process (e.g., bureaucratic politics) or in a substantive policy area (e.g., health politics and policy or politics and ecology); 9 credits.

    Students are encouraged to serve an internship in government and to complete an honors thesis in the area of public affairs.

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