Undergraduate programs

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Indigenous Community Development
and Governance

New! Program Brochure

Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance

Application deadline is May 31st for September 2018 entry.

Note: Delivery of this program is subject to enrolment and funding. The Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance consists of 12 courses, taken two courses per term, over two years (six terms). Coursework is completed primarily online with some intensive face-to-face components held at UVic.

A typical program of study

Year 1 - Building a Strong Foundation

Year 2 - Designing and Implementing Solutions

Contact us for more information:

Program Manager
Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance
School of Public Administration
University of Victoria, PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2
Phone: 250-472-4391
Email: diploma_ICDG@uvic.ca

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 (with appropriate topic)
  • 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 477 Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • ADMN 470 Contemporary Topics (with appropriate topic)

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 (with appropriate topic)

*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 (with appropriate topic)
  • 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 (with appropriate topic)
  • 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.