A minor in Public Service will provide needed competencies to a generation looking for meaningful work consistent with their social values. Public Service courses provide students with the skills and content knowledge to work in public, private and nonprofit sectors, and the emerging fourth sector, blending social and environmental concerns with business approaches.
The Program at a Glance
School: School of Public AffairsCampus: CU DenverClassroom: Online and on campus classesCredits required for completion: 15Maximum transfer credits: 6Application deadline: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1
This minor is particularly useful for students majoring in substantive areas (such as environmental studies, education and human development, and criminal justice) who plan on applying their expertise in public service organizations, such as governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations.
A minor in Public Service requires 15 credit hours of course work.
A maximum of 6 transfer credits may be applied to the minor.
Electives must be taken from outside the student's major.
Students must complete the required course below, totaling 3 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
PUAD 1001 - Introduction to Leadership and Public Service (3 credit hours)
In addition to the required course listed above, students must complete 12 credit hours of elective courses. Two courses must be in Public Service core courses, selected from the list below.
PUAD 2001 - Management for Public Service (3 credit hours)
PUAD 3001 - Financial Management for Public Service (3 credit hours)
PUAD 3002 - Program Design, Evaluation, and Decision-Making (3 credit hours)
PUAD 4001 - Ethics in Public Service (3 credit hours)
PUAD 4002 - Leading for the Public Good (3 credit hours)
PUAD 4003 - Effective Communication for Public Service (3 credit hours)
The remaining two courses must be upper-division Public Service elective courses, selected from the list below.
PUAD 3003 - Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3 credit hours)