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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2006-2008
Academic Bulletin

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Northwest (Gary) Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Associate of Science Degree Programs
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 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
Concentration Areas

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General Education

Communication
(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 courses:
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 229 Discussion & Group Methods (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

The following two courses:
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)

Two courses from the following subject areas:
Afro-American Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social 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 (3 cr.)

Two courses from the following areas:
Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Geography (check with an advisor)
Journalism
Political Science
Psychology (check with an advisor)
Sociology
Telecommunications
Women’s Studies

Natural Sciences
(Two to three courses for 6-8 credit hours selected from at least two of the following departments. At least one lab course is recommended.) [Environmental Concentration students must take CHEM-C 101 and C 121 plus BIOL-L 200 or L 350.]

Biology
BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World (3-5 cr.)
BIOL-L 105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.)
BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology and Conservation (3 cr.)
BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)

Chemistry
CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.)
CHEM-C 122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr.)
CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)

Earth Sciences
GEOL-G 101 Introduction to Earth Science: Lecture (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 104 Earth Science: Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.)

Physics
PHYS-P 101 Physics in the Modern World (4 cr.)
PHYS-P 120 Energy and Technology (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 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 Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI-C 106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use (3 cr.)
CSCI-C 201 Introduction to Computer Science (4 cr.)

One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH-M 125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 cr.)

One of the following statistics courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)

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General Electives

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

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Public Affairs Core

(Six courses)

SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
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 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration
Environmental Policy Concentration
Health Services Administration Concentration
Management Concentration
Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following four courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

Note: SPEA-J 101, The American Criminal Justice System, is a prerequisite for all Criminal Justice Concentration courses.

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Environmental Policy Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies: Environmental Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)

Any three other SPEA courses selected with consent of a faculty advisor.

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Health Services Administration Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)

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Management Concentration

Requirements (Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)

Three additional SPEA courses chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

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Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

Six courses at the 300-400 level are required, four of which must be SPEA courses. All courses must be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

This 120 credit hour degree is intended for people who hold an associate degree from an accredited institution and have experience in a health care field. Students who complete this degree are eligible to sit for the Long-Term Care Administrators Examination after they have fulfilled the Administrator-in-Training requirement.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are divided into four main areas:

General Education
Electives
Management Core
Health Services Management 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
  
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 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 233 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)
Afro-American Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social 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.)

One approved course from one of the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Geography
Journalism
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours selected from two of the following major areas)
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Physics

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)

One computer course:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
   approved option

One of the following courses:
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH-M 125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.) or
  
approved option

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General Electives

Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration 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-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Health Services Management Concentration

Requirements (Nine courses)
The following nine courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 371 Human Resource 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 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.) May be repeated

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes four main areas:

General Education
General Electives
Public Affairs and Policy
Criminal Justice Concentration

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General Education

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

The following 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 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)

Quantitative Methods
(Three courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours)
One of the following mathematics courses:
MATH-M 100 Basic Mathematics (4 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)
MATH-M 125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr.)

Both of the following courses:
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  
another statistics course approved by a SPEA advisor
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  
another statistics course approved by a SPEA advisor

Arts and Humanities
One of the following sequences (two courses):
HIST-H 105 American History I (3 cr.) and
  
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.) or
  POLS-Y 304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.) and
  
POLS-Y 305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours selected from the following departments:
Afro-American Studies
Classical Studies
Communication and Theatre
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Folklore
Foreign Languages and Literature
History
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech

Note: Students must confer with their advisors regarding the General Education Requirement, Goal 8: “Students will demonstrate familiarity with and appreciation of the arts, including literature, music, and the fine, applied, and performing arts.”

Natural Sciences
(Two courses for a minimum of 7 credit hours, selected from the following subject areas in consultation with an advisor. Must include one lab.)
Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geography
Geology
Physics
Zoology

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Five courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours, selected from the following:
ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
POLYS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)
PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I (3 cr.)
PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology (3 cr.)
SOC-S 161 Principles of Sociology (3 cr.)
SOC-S 163 Social Problems (3 cr.)
SOC-S 335 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)

Or another upper division (300-400 level) course selected from Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology with the prior approval of a SPEA advisor.

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, public affairs and policy, and criminal justice requirements to meet the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requirement of 120 credit hours.

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Public Affairs and Policy

Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours selected from the following:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
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 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (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 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

(Twelve courses for a total of 36 credit hours)

Take each of the following:
SPEA-J 101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (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.)

Four additional SPEA criminal justice courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs

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
Associate of Science in Public Affairs

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Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Education
Electives
Public Policy Course
Concentration Area

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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 122 Interpersonal Communication (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 one of the following subject areas.)
Afro-American Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

Social and Behavioral Sciences
(Two courses, for a minimum of 6 credit hours, are required, and they must come from different subject areas.)
Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Journalism
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Natural Sciences
One course, for a minimum of 3 credit hours, from one of the following subject areas.
Astronomy
Biology
Botany
Chemistry
Geology
Physics
Zoology

Quantitative Methods (one course)
An approved course (must be at least 3 credit hours) from one of the following subject areas:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Statistics

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration 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.
SPEA-J 201 and SPEA-J 202 recommended

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Associate of Science in Public Affairs

Students must complete one of the following concentrations: Criminal Justice, Emergency Services Administration, Environmental Affairs, Public Administration, or a specialized program approved by a SPEA advisor.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Education
Electives
Public Affairs Core
Concentration Areas

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General Education

Communication
(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 (3 cr.)

One of the following speech courses:
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 229 Discussion and Group Methods (3 cr.)

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

The following two courses:
ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.) or
  
E104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One course from sociology or psychology.

Quantitative Methods
(Two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours.)

One of the following computer science courses:
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (2-3 cr.)
BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 107 Advanced Microcomputing: Programming within Applications (3 cr.)
CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Computers and Programming I (4 cr.)
CSCI-A 202 Introduction to Programming II (4 cr.)

One approved mathematics course:
MATH-M 100 Basic Mathematics (4 cr.)
MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.) or
  
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)

Note: MATH-M 118 or M 119 is needed for the B.S. Public Affairs and Environmental Affairs. Concentration students must select a course in calculus to satisfy this requirement.

Arts and Humanities
One course from one of the following subject areas for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
Afro-American Studies
Comparative Literature
English
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
History: H105 or H106 recommended
Musicology and Music History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Speech
Theatre and Drama

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and concentration requirements are needed to complete the Associate of Science degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

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Public Affairs Core

(Four courses)

The following courses:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-V 270 Survey of Administrative Techniques (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Areas of Concentration

Criminal Justice Concentration
Emergency Services Administration Concentration
Environmental Affairs Concentration
Public Administration Concentration
Special Concentration

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Five courses)

The following two courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources (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 criminal justice courses.

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Emergency Services Administration Concentration

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 375 Emergency Services Administration (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 376 Principles of Public Safety (3 cr.)
SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.) or
  another approved course
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (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 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Students are required to complete successfully an approved administrative field experience course of at least 3 credit hours. The field experience requirement may be satisfied through an internship or special project that must have an advisor’s prior approval.

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Environmental Affairs Concentration

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)

A chemistry or physics course (3-5 cr.)

The following course:
GEOL-G 101 Introduction to Earth Science (3 cr.)

One of the following courses not taken as a social science requirement in the general education area:
ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
ECON-E 104 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)

Two of the following courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology and Conservation (3 cr.)
BIOL-L 350 Environmental Biology (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 213 Introduction to Economic Geography (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 300 Environmental and Urban Geology (3 cr.)
GEOL-G 316 Mineral Resources (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA/MATH/PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)
ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics and Business (3 cr.)

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Public Administration Concentration

Requirements (Four courses)

SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) (if not taken to meet public affairs core requirement)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (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 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

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Special Concentration

(Minimum of four courses)

A special concentration of at least four courses may be developed to meet special career needs. This concentration must be approved by a faculty advisor and the campus director.

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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
Environmental Science and Health Minor
Health Systems Administration Minor
Pre-Law Minor

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

The following course:
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (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 two courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (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 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

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Environmental Science and Health Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-H 416 Environmental Health Policy (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 313 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)

Three additional courses in environmental science and health approved by a SPEA faculty advisor.

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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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Pre-Law Minor

Admission to law schools requires a baccalaureate degree and a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The degree may be in any discipline. Students preparing for law school are advised to take courses in logical thought, American history, American politics, business, and criminal and civil law. While no specific courses are required, Indiana University Northwest offers an interdisciplinary pre-law minor for students interested in attending law school.

This minor includes 6 courses totaling 18 credit hours. Students in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Business and Economics, and history majors in Arts and Sciences could double count courses that are required for their major or concentration, but they are required to take at least 4 courses or 12 credit hours outside of their major or concentration.

Requirements (Six courses)

The following courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
HIST-H 106 American History II (3 cr.)
PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics (3 cr.)

One additional course from those listed below chosen in consultation with a pre-law advisor:
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 303 Evidence (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
BUS-L 303 Commercial Law (3 cr.)
ECON-E 103 Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
HIST-A 105 American History I (3 cr.)
HIST-A 313 Origins of Modern America (3 cr.)
HIST-A 315 United States Since World War II (3 cr.)

The pre-law advisor can approve an elective that is not on this list, if it meets the educational objectives. Joseph Pellocciotti is the pre-law advisor for SPEA.

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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.

Certificate in Public Affairs
Certificate in Public Health
Certificate in Public Safety

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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-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (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
  2. 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.)

  3. Public Administration
  4. SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

  5. Law

  6.  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.)

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 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 472 Policy Processes in the U.S. (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 401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (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.)
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 Health

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

Certificate Requirements

(Six courses)

The following three courses:
SPEA-H 316 Environmental Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (approved topics) (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 441 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

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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, histories, 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 101 Introduction to Psychology or
  SOC-S 161 Principles of 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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