Undergraduate programs

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Diplomas in Public Administration

Local Government Management

The program consists of 11 courses (16.5 units of study), including 8 required courses and 3 elective courses. (All courses are 1.5 units)

Core courses:

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics
  • ADMN 312 Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sector Organizations*
  • ADMN 316 Written Communications in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 448 Local Government Finance (or ADMN 421)
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*
  • ADMN 465 Local Government Policy* (or ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process)

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Note: ADMN 420 may be substituted for ADMN 465 to meet Board of Examiners requirements.

Choose 4.5 units (three courses) from other School of Public Administration undergraduate courses:

Elective courses:

Social/Applied Sciences

  • ADMN 200 International Community Development Through Activism and Community Building (on campus)
  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis

Managerial Theory and Practice

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-profit Sector
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421  Financial Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • ADMN 431B  Compensation and Human Relations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Policy Areas

  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 420  The Public Policy Process
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470  Contemporary Topics in Administration (as available)
  • ADMN 478 European Union Urban Region Policies
  • ADMN 479 European Border Region Policies
  • ADMN 490 Directed Studies

Public Sector Management

The program consists of 11 courses (16.5 units), including 8 required courses and 3 elective courses. (All courses are 1.5 units)

Core courses:

  • ADMN 310 Public Sector Economics
  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 312 Managing in Public and Non-Profit Sector Management*
  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis
  • ADMN 316 Written Communications in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process (or ADMN 465)
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management (or ADMN 448)
  • ADMN 431A Public Sector Human Resource Management

Choose 4.5 units (three courses) from other School of Public Administration undergraduate courses:

Elective courses:

Social/Applied Sciences

  • ADMN 200  International Community Development Through Activism and Community Building (on campus)

Managerial Theory and Practice

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-profit Sector
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 431B  Compensation and Human Relations
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Policy Areas

Professional Specialization Certificates

Public Policy and Governance

Core courses

  • ADMN 311 Introduction to Public Administration (cross-listed as POLI 350)
  • ADMN 420 The Public Policy Process  (or ADMN 465 Local Government Policy)

Elective courses

Two of the following courses:

  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research Analysis
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Public Sector Management

Core courses

Four of the following courses:

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement
  • ADMN 462 Intergovernmental Relations in Canada
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation

Local Government Management

Core courses

One of the following courses:

  • ADMN 312 Managing in Public Non-Profit Sector Organizations*
  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia

Elective courses

Three of the following courses:

  • ADMN 312 Managing in Public Non-Profit Sector Organizations* (if 423 taken as a core course)
  • ADMN 421 Finanical Management
  • ADMN 422 Ethical Public Management
  • ADMN 423 Local Government in British Columbia (if 312 taken as a core course)
  • ADMN 445 Urban and Regional Economics*
  • ADMN 446 Local Government Land Use Planning
  • ADMN 452 Local Government Law*
  • ADMN 465 Local Government Policy* (or ADMN 420)
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration

*Courses required for external professional accreditation in Local Government Administration by the Board of Examiners, Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Voluntary and Non-profit Sector Management

Core courses

  • ADMN 409 Leading and Managing in the Non-profit Sector
  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Elective courses

Two of the following courses:

  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementatio

Performance Management

Core courses

  • ADMN 437 Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Elective courses

Three of the following courses:

  • ADMN 314 Public Sector Research and Analysis
  • ADMN 407 Managing Service Delivery
  • ADMN 411 Public Sector Project Management
  • ADMN 421 Financial Management
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics in Administration
  • ADMN 477 Strategic Planning and Implementatio

Minor in Public Administration

Minor in Public Administration requirements

The Minor in Public Administration consists of six courses, each worth 1.5 units, for 9 units in total. Courses offer a broad view of the public and non-profit sectors, including applied policy analysis, public sector management, or local government management.

Core courses

  • ADMN 311/POLI 350 Introduction to Public Administration
  • ADMN 312 Managing in Public and Non-profit Organizations

and one of the following policy focused courses:

*An ADMN elective may be substituted for a policy course if a student has already completed POLI 351 or 364 as part of a Political Science major.

Elective courses

Three elective courses selected from the ADMN course list or POLI 365 or POLI 462.

How to apply

To declare a Minor in Public Administration, please contact your academic adviser.