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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2004-2006
Academic Bulletin

SPEA Web Site
Undergraduate Advising Office
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Indiana University
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-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

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

The following two courses:
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 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-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One course from the following areas:

Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Economics (ECON-E 103, ECON-E 104)
Geography
Gerontology
Political Science (not POLS-Y 103)
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-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (2-3 cr.)
CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 107 College Algebra (3 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

The following research methods course:
SPEA-V 370 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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 371 Financing Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  ECON-E 308 Survey of Public Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 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-J 101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 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-P 150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 250 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)

The following three courses:
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
ENG-W 350 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-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) or
  BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Five courses selected from the following, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 473 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-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  approved option (C- or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 229 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-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 170 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)

BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II (5 cr.)
BIOL-P 130 Human Biology (4 cr.)

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

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Microcomputers and Computing (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 107 College Algebra (3 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

The following research methods course:
SPEA-V 370 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-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 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-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-H 342 Community Health Education (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 432 Health Care Marketing (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 456 Managed Care (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)
GERN-G 231 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-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 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-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus option (C- or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

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

One of the following computer courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
BUS-K 201 Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 107 College Algebra (3 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

The following statistics course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

The following research methods course:
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 202 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-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 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-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Ten courses)

SPEA-J 101 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-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 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 bachelor’s 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-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) or
  equivalent campus-approved option (C­ or higher)
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Debate (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities

One of the following courses:
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 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-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)

OR one of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 107 College Algebra (3 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)

OR the following statistics course:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

OR one of the following computer courses:
BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (2-3 cr.)
CSCI-A 106 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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following course:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 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 bachelor’s 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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 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-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
* SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
* SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
* SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
* SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

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Health Systems Administration Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 455 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 bachelor’s 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 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-J 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 304 Correctional Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 Special Topic—Correctional Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 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-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 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-J 310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
    BUS-Z 301 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 cr.)
    BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
  2. Public Administration
    SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
  3. Law
    SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA-J 401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
    SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)
Choose any four of the following courses:

Public Affairs
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 441 Topics in Financial Management and Policy (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 447 Federal Budget Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 449 Senior Policy Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Geography
GEOG-G 412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 414 Regional Transport Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 415 Advanced Urban Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 417 Land Use Analysis (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS-Y 200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Sociology
SOC-S 320 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3 cr.)
SOC-S 325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC-S 326 Sociology of Law (3 cr.)
SOC-S 361 Cities and Suburbs (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-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
PSY-P 103 General Psychology (3 cr.) or
  SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

The following five courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 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-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
BUS-G 330 Principles of Urban Economics (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 314 Urban Geography (3 cr.)
HIST-A 347 American Urban History (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 308 Urban Politics (3 cr.)
SOC-S 306 Urban Society (3 cr.)

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* J 201 and J 301 can be taken only once each for credit.



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