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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2002-2004
Academic Bulletin

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Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
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South Bend Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Associate of Science Degree Program
Minors
Certificate Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

About the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (Accelerated Degree)
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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About the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs recognizes the complex problems facing our society, such as global warming, hazardous waste, escalating health care costs, balance of trade, and international relations. Through the three bachelor of science degree programs, the school develops its students' problem-solving abilities and organizational skills so that they may contribute possible solutions to these and other problems.

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree can continue their education in law, planning, public affairs, environmental science, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, our program is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public, nonprofit, or private sector.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management is open to experienced health services professionals with an associate degree and credentials in a health field. This program provides specialized management training to qualified students.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is excellent preparation for a career in corrections, law enforcement, or probation. Students could also continue their education by studying public affairs, law, social work, and other social sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Education
Electives
Public Affairs Core
Area Concentrations

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following two courses:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)

One course from one of the following subject areas:

Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Theatre and Drama
Women's Studies

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following three courses:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One course from the following areas:

Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Economics (not ECON E103, ECON E104)
Geography
Gerontology
Political Science (not POLS Y103)
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
A minimum of 8 credit hours, one course with lab, selected from the following subject areas in consultation with an advisor.)

Astronomy and Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Geography

Quantitative Methods
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours.)

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (2-3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus I (5 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

The following research methods course:
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

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Public Affairs Core

(Six courses)

SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs(3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Concentrations

Criminal Justice Concentration
Legal Studies Concentration
Organizational Leadership Concentration
Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirement (Seven courses)

The following courses:
SPEA J101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Two additional courses with SPEA faculty advisor approval.

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Legal Studies Concentration

Requirements (Seven courses)

One of the following courses:
PHIL P150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P250 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)

The following three courses:
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA V435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
ENG W350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)

Three additional law-related courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor

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Organizational Leadership Concentration

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following two courses:
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Five courses selected from the following, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (3 cr.)
SPEA V473 Management Applications Seminar (3 cr.)

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Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

Seven courses selected with the approval of a faculty advisor. Six courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

Students applying for the 120 credit hour B.S.H.S.M. degree must have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from an accredited university or college in nursing, allied health, dental hygiene, or medical technology; or an associate degree in another field with relevant work experience. Students may take courses leading to the B.S.H.S.M. degree while pursuing an associate degree (see the program advisor).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are divided into four main areas:

General Education
Electives
Management Core
Health Services Management

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C- or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours from any of the following subject areas)

Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Theatre and Drama
Women's Studies

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following courses:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

One approved course from one of the following subject areas:

Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Economics
Gerontology
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
(Two courses)

BIOLL100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
BIOL L101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
BIOL L102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II (5 cr.)
BIOL P130 Human Biology (4 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATHM118 Finite Mathematic (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus (3 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus I (5 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

The following research methods course:
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)

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General Electives

Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and health services management requirements are needed to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

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Management Core

The following four courses:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Health Services Management Major

Requirements (Eight courses for a minimum of 24 credit hours)

The following seven courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA H401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
SPEA H354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA H432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA V362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA V380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
GERN G231 Introduction to Gerontology (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (Accelerated Degree)

Students pursuing or having completed a three-year associate of science degree in the health professions may qualify for an expedited 36 credit professional track to earn the B.S.H.S.M. degree. Enrollment requires special written permission from the program advisor.

The following courses are required:
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
BUS A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H474 Health Administration Seminar (3cr.)
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes four main areas:

General Education
General Electives
Public Affairs Core
Criminal Justice Concentration

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C- or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA V261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS K201 Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus IMathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus (5 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

The following research methods course:
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

The following two courses:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)

One course selected from the following subject areas:

Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Theatre and Drama
Women's Studies

Natural Sciences
(A minimum of 8 credit hours, one course with lab, selected from the following subject areas in consultation with an advisor.)

Astronomy and Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Physical Geography

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours)

The following three courses:
ECON E103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS Y103 Introduction to American Politics

Two courses from the following areas:

Psychology
Sociology

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and criminal justice requirements are needed to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirement of 120 credit hours.

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Public Affairs Core

Four of the following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.) or
  SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Ten courses)

SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

This is a required elective and the prerequisite for all criminal justice courses.

The following six courses:
SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Three other criminal justice courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

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Associate of Science Degree Program

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers two associate degree programs. Courses that meet associate degree requirements generally can be applied to a subsequent baccalaureate degree program. The following are general requirements for the completion of an associate degree:

  1. Students must apply for admission to the Associate Degree Program before completing 35 credit hours of course work toward the degree. Applications are available in the records office.
  2. A minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.00 cumulative average or higher and a 2.30 average or higher in core and concentration courses is required. All requirements for this degree must be satisfied before earning 86 credit hours.
  3. A limited number of courses may be transferred from other accredited institutions or be taken through independent study.
  4. Courses taken to meet specific degree requirements cannot be double-counted (used to satisfy any other degree requirement).
  5. A maximum of two elective courses may be taken pass-fail in this degree.
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Education
Electives
Public Policy Course
Criminal Justice Concentration

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General Education

Communications
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours.)

The following writing courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C- or higher)
ENG W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH S223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH S228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH S229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities

One of the following courses:
HIST H105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST H106 American History II (3 cr.)

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following subject areas:

Economics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
One course, for a minimum of 3 credit hours, from one of the following subject areas.

Astronomy and Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science

Quantitative Methods
(One course for a minimum of 3 credit hours.)

Select one of the following courses:
The following research methods course:
SPEA V370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)

OR one of the following mathematics courses:
MATH M118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH M215 Calculus (5 cr.)

OR the following statistics course:
SPEA K300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

OR one of the following computer courses:
BUS K201 The Computer in Business (2-3 cr.)
CSCI A106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, public policy, and criminal justice requirements are needed to complete the Associate of Science degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

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Public Policy

The following course:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Two additional SPEA criminal justice courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours. SPEAJ201 is recommended.

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Minors

Any Indiana University student enrolled in a baccalaureate program may pursue one or more of the minors offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Individuals interested in one or more of these minors should inquire in the SPEA undergraduate advising office for additional details. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minor conferred with their degree. SPEA's multidisciplinary faculty and curriculum address environmental, health, public policy, and management issues from a variety of perspectives. A minor in SPEA can enhance career opportunities for liberal arts and other majors.

Public and Environmental Affairs Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Health Systems Administration Minor

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) May be repeated
or other courses in public or environmental affairs approved by a SPEA advisor

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Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
* SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
* SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
* SPEA J201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
* SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)

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Health Systems Administration Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA H371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA H352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA H402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.) SPEA H455 Topics in Public Health (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

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Certificate Programs

General Requirements

  1. Students in good academic standing and enrolled in baccalaureate programs at Indiana University are eligible to apply for a certificate at the SPEA records office. Interested students must apply for a certificate before completing 15 credit hours (9 credit hours for public health) of applicable course work.
  2. SPEA students cannot earn a certificate in the same area as their concentration.
  3. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required in all course work credited toward the certificate.
  4. The number of credits required for each certificate varies.
Certificate in Correctional Management and Supervision
Certificate in Public Affairs
Certificate in Public Health
Certificate in Public Safety
Certificate in Urban Studies

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Certificate in Correctional Management and Supervision

Indiana University South Bend offers a 15 credit hour certificate in Correctional Management and Supervision to assist those interested in employment in the correctional arena and to increase career mobility for those already serving as correctional officers. Students will gain understanding as to how the development and implementation of effective managerial skills can have a positive impact on the correctional process. The certificate hours may be applied to course requirements for the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (A.S.C.J.) or the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.)

Certificate Requirements
(Five courses)

SPEA J101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J304 Correctional Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Special Topic—Correctional Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Special Topic—Correctional Counseling (3 cr.)

Note: Other SPEA courses offered may be approved for substitution of the J370 courses with advisor approval.

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Certificate in Public Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Affairs to provide an overview of the study of public policy, governmental organization, and public management as an enhancement to the major area of study in a student's undergraduate program. The interdisciplinary program requires 27 credit hours, of which at least 15 but not more than 21 credit hours must be in SPEA courses.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following courses:
SPEA V170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA E162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA E272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

A total of two courses from groups A, B, and C, with no more than one course from any group.

  1. Organizational Behavior
    SPEA J310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
    BUS Z301 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 cr.)
    BUS Z302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  2. Public Administration
    SPEA V366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  3. Law
    SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA J401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
    SPEA V376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS L201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    POLS Y304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS Y305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)
Choose any four of the following courses:

Public Affairs
SPEA V260 Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA V348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA V372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA V373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA V441 Topics in Financial Management and Policy (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA V447 Federal Budget Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V449 Senior Policy Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA V472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA J322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA J439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Geography
GEOG G412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
GEOG G414 Regional Transport Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG G415 Advanced Urban Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG G417 Land Use Analysis (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS Y200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
POLS Y302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society (3 cr.)
POLS Y306 State Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS Y394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Sociology
SOC S320 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3 cr.)
SOC S325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC S326 Sociology of Law (3 cr.)
SOC S361 Cities and Suburbs (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Health

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of environmental health issues, current health policies, and the structure of the medical care delivery system.

Certificate Requirements
(Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA H316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA H320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA E400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA H342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
SPEA H411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA H441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA H460 Techniques in Environmental Science and Health (3 cr.)
SPEA V450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
ECON E387 Health Economics (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Safety

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Safety to provide an understanding of the structure, processes, legal aspects, history, policies, and administration of law enforcement in the United States. The curriculum is also designed to assist in the honing of writing, verbal, and analytical skills.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following three general education courses:
ENG W131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
PSY P103 General Psychology (3 cr.) or
  SOC S100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

The following five courses:
SPEA J101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA J301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
SPEA J320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.) or
  SPEA J322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA J321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA J370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated

One other criminal justice course chosen in consultation with a SPEA advisor.

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Certificate in Urban Studies

The undergraduate Urban Studies Certificate Program introduces students to selected aspects of current thinking and research in urban life and development.

Certificate Requirements
(Seven courses)

All of the following courses:
SPEA V264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA V365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
BUS G330 Principles of Urban Economics (3 cr.)
GEOG G314 Urban Geography (3 cr.)
HIST A347 American Urban History (3 cr.)
POLS Y308 Urban Politics (3 cr.)
SOC S306 Urban Society (3 cr.)

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* J201 and J301 can be taken only once each for credit.



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