The Certificate in Public Personnel and Human Resources is designed to provide a specific set of skills to students who would like to pursue careers in public settings (federal, state, or local government) or non-profit agencies related to the management of personnel and human resources.  This certificate especially compliments the Public Administration major, but is also suitable for students who want to work in public agencies such as school administration, city management, public health, social services, or public safety.

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Required Coursework

Political Science:
POL AMER 1014  Introduction to American Politics 3
POL AMER 1048 Current and Emerging Issues in Public Administration 3
POL AMER 3174 Management of Public Human Resources 3

PSYCH 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYCH 3304/5304 Organizational Psychology 3

Electives (select a minimum of 3 hours from the following): 3

Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership:
RTNL 3337 Human Resource Development for Recreation, Tourism and Nonprofit Leadership

MGMT 3153 Organizational Management

Political Science:
POL AMER 4173 Politics and Public Policy

PSYCH 3305/5305 Industrial Psychology

Social Work:
SW 4163 Diversity and Difference *

Total Hours 18

* These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

  • SW 4163 (450:163g) has a prerequisite of SOC 1000 (980:001). SOC 1000 satisfies Liberal Arts Core, Category 5A requirement.