Extended Campuses2013-2014

Public Administration and Justice Studies

Public Administration, Minor

A minor in Public Administration allows you to gain an understanding of leadership, management, ethics, budgets, critical thinking, and problem solving. This plan emphasizes experiential learning by linking theory to specific problems and case studies. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills applicable to careers in the public, non-profit and private sectors.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Public Administration?

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Non-profit Program Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant to the City Manager

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • City/County Manager
  • Management/Budget Analyst
  • Non-profit CEO
  • Performance Auditor

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete invdividual plan requirements
  • You may be able to use to some courses to meet more than one requirement.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18


Minor Requirements
  • This minor is not available to students pursuing a Public Administration degree. Please contact an advisor for more information. 

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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