Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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No matter your major, you can broaden your skillset and strengthen your resume with a minor in Public Administration.
The Public Administration Minor is open to all UNT students and focuses on the foundations of management and fiscal functions, which are essential to a successful career across business, nonprofit and government sectors.

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Why Earn a Public Administration Minor?

The Public Administration minor is designed to introduce you to the study and practice of managing government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Courses offer an examination of the planning, implementation and valuation of the partnerships, leadership styles, organizational systems and other resources needed for effective management of programs, agencies and other large-scale organizations.

Public Administration Minor Highlights

Our faculty have published extensively in scholarly journals and presented research at national conferences. Our department's full-time faculty consists of 12 nationally recognized experts in their fields.
Gain skills in collaborating with multiple organizations and the ability to lead and motivate others
Learn program planning and evaluation and how to analyze the effects of societal trends on programs and projects
Our program offers face-to-face, online and blended course formats to support the busy college student.
A strong feature of the program is our close affiliation with city governments and planning consulting firms within the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This allows us to provide great opportunities for students to network with local leaders in community development, as well as gain tangible field and work experience.

Public Administration Minor Courses You Could Take

Public Management (3 hrs)
Introduction to organization and management theories and practices as they concern federal, state and local governments.
Cultural Competency in Urban Governance (3 hrs)
Examines the diverse and sometimes competing demands of people of color, women, the elderly, sexual orientation and the economically disadvantaged on public policy development and execution. Addresses how public managers respond to the demands of diverse interests in American cities.
Population Demographics and Urban Planning (3 hrs)
Examination of population trends and changes and the impact of growth on urban form and planning processes.
Bureaucracy and Public Policy (3 hrs)
Study of the nature of bureaucracy, its role in policy development and the problem of bureaucratic responsibility.
Issues in Public Administration (3 hrs)
In-depth investigation of a contemporary issue of concern to public managers. Possible topics include managing nonprofit organizations, public-private partnerships and ethics in government.
Public Administration (3 hrs)
Organizations and management in executive departments, and national, state and municipal governments; bureaucracy; administrative theory; budgeting; personnel and administrative leadership.

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