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Public Administration and Public Service Minor

Government and Politics

Overview

Courses offered within the Department of Government and Politics are designed to provide students with the analytical skills necessary to evaluate political issues and to function effectively in a political environment. The Department's specific objectives include preparing students for careers in the civil or foreign service, for positions of political or administrative responsibility in the public or private sectors, for careers in the field of education, or for further study as graduate or law students.

The Department's undergraduate curriculum meets these objectives, offering a variety of courses divided into four subfields: American Government, with an emphasis on political institutions and public law; International Relations and Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on area studies; Political Theory, with offerings in classical, modern, and contemporary thought; and Public Administration and Public Service. The curriculum includes research methods and quantitative analysis courses. In addition, undergraduate senior seminars (required of all our majors) involve students in semester-long research projects.

Courses

For all students, except Government and Politics majors, the minor in Public Administration and Public Service requires the successful completion of 15 credits including:
GOV 1030, GOV 1530

Electives (three chosen):
GOV 2400, GOV 2470, GOV 2480, GOV 2500, GOV 2995, GOV 3450, GOV 3460, GOV 3540, GOV 4913

Required:
For Government and Politics majors, the minor requires the successful completion of 15 credits including:
GOV 1530, GOV 3540

Electives (three chosen):
GOV 2400, GOV 2470, GOV 2480, GOV 2500, GOV 2955, GOV 3450, GOV 3460, GOV 4923

Please note that none of the Government and Politics courses may be used for both the major and minor sequences.

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html.  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

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Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph. D.

Associate Professor and Chair

St. John Hall, Room 234L
718-990-5267
[email protected]