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Local Government Minor

Making an impact in the world often starts in our own backyard. Learn how local and regional governments operate to manage their communities. Gain an understanding of the difficult problems local and regional governments face on a daily basis and how they interact to provide important services to citizens.


Learn how local governments are structured and financed and address the common problems faced by municipalities while applying analytical tools to find solutions.

Curriculum requirements differ slightly for students in a Glenn College major: Glenn College students will take three required courses and two electives, while non-Glenn College students will take four required courses and one elective. All students must complete 15 credit hours. 

  • ECON 2001.01/.02/.03H – Foundations of Microeconomics or AEDECON 2001 (Required prior to PUBAFRS 4030 and 4310)
  • Recommended: PUBAFRS 2110 – Intro to Public Affairs (Non Glenn College majors can count 2110 as an elective.)

Non-Glenn College Majors: (9 credit hours)

  • PUBAFRS 3500 - Public Management
  • PUBAFRS 4030 - Public Budgeting

  • PUBAFRS 4310 - State and Local Government Finance

Glenn College Majors: (6 credit hours)

  • PUBAFRS 4030 - Public Budgeting

  • PUBAFRS 4310 - State and Local Government Finance

PUBAFRS - 5030 Local Government

Non-Glenn College Majors take one course (3 credit hours). Glenn College Majors take two courses (6 credit hours).

  • PUBAFRS 2110 - Introduction to Public Affairs
  • PUBAFRS 2130 - Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PUBAFRS 2170 - Equity, Justice, and Public Service
  • PUBAFRS 3000 - Public Policy Analysis
  • PUBAFRS 3110 - Education Policy in a Changing World
  • PUBAFRS 4191.01/.03 - Public Affairs Internship
  • PUBAFRS 4510 - Law and Public Affairs
  • PUBAFRS 5400 - Planning for Housing 
  • PUBAFRS 5240 - Race and Public Policy in the United States
  • PUBAFRS 5250 - Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy 
  • PUBAFRS 5531 - Economic Development Policy and Practice 
  • PUBAFRS 5750 - The Business-Government Relationship 
  • PUBAFRS 5591 - Lobbying and Government Relations 
  • AEDECON 3680 - Regional Economics and Sustainable Growth 
  • AEDECON 5330 - Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • AFAMAST 2218 - Black Urban Experience
  • BUSFIN 3400 - Introduction to Real Estate
  • BUSMHR 3303 - Human Resources Analytics
  • CRPLAN 2000 - Introduction to City and Regional Planning
  • CRPLAN 3210 – Sustainable Urban Planning and Policy
  • CRPLAN 3310 – Participation, Inclusion, and Dispute Resolution
  • CRPLAN 3400 - Planning for Sustainable Economic Development 
  • CRPLAN 3500 - The Socially Just City
  • CRPLAN 3600 – Land Development
  • CRPLAN 3610 - Sex and the City
  • CRPLAN 5170 - Planning & Zoning in Local Government
  • CRPLAN 5200 – Metropolitan and Regional Planning
  • CRPLAN - 5250 Regional Economic Development Theory and Policy
  • ENR 3500 - Community, Environment and Development
  • EDUTL - 4005 Urban Teaching and Learning
  • ESHESA - 2571S Leadership in Community Service
  • HIST - 3040 The American City
  • POLITSC - 4127 Governing Urban America
  • RURLSOC - 4500 Leadership and Community Development

Students may petition to use courses that are relevant. They should check with Glenn College advising as to the appropriateness of the courses.

Additional Program Detail

Declaring the Minor

  • To add a minor at the Glenn College, contact the advising office.
  • The minor coursework must be approved by the Glenn College. Once the minor program is filed in the college office, any changes to coursework must be submitted for approval. 
  • The minor program form must be filed by the time the graduation application is submitted to a college/school counselor.

Credit Hour Requirements and Transfers


  • This program is not required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours are required for completion.
  • A minimum of six credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above.


  • A student is permitted to count up to six total hours of transfer credit and/or credit by examination toward the minor.


  • Three credit hours may be overlapped between this minor and a major or another minor. 
  • G.E. overlap is permitted up to six total hours.

Requirements for completion

Grade requirements for earning a minor:
  • Minimum C- for a course to be listed on the minor.
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio required for the minor.
  • Coursework graded Pass/Non-Pass cannot count on the minor.
  • No more than three credit hours of courses graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory may count toward the minor.

Glenn College minors help you make a major impact.