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Public Management Minor

Serve in a management role for public organizations at the local, state or national level. Skilled managers are needed at all levels of government, and this interdisciplinary minor will develop your abilities in public leadership, budgeting, analysis, communications and more.



Gain an interdisciplinary set of knowledge and skills to navigate behavioral situations in the public sector, understand public financial management, and manage teams to reach organizational goals. 

Glenn College majors pursuing the BA in Public Management, Leadership and Policy are not able to declare this minor. 

Glenn College students pursuing the BS in Policy Analysis will take two required courses and three electives while non-Glenn College students will take three required courses and two electives. 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 2130 - Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors 
  • PUBAFRS 3500 - Public Management
  • PUBAFRS 4030 - Public Budgeting 

Glenn College Policy Analysis Majors: (6 credit hours)

  • PUBAFRS 2130 - Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • PUBAFRS 4030 - Public Budgeting

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

  • PUBAFRS 2367 - Writing and Communication in Public Affairs
  • PUBAFRS 4010 - Public Affairs Decision-Making
  • PUBAFRS 4040 - Public Sector Data Sciences and Management
  • PUBAFRS 4191.01/.02/.03 - Public Affairs Internship
  • PUBAFRS 4310 - State and Local Government Finance
  • PUBAFRS 5592 - Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • ACCTMIS 2000 - Foundations of Accounting
  • BUSMHR 3100 - Foundations of Management and Human Resources
  • COMM 3325 - Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • COMM 3332 - Risk Communication
  • COMM 3333 - Crisis Communication
  • COMM 3558 - Social Media
  • COMM 4556 - Information Technology and Organizational Communication
  • COMLDR 3535 - Toward Cultural Proficiency
  • COMLDR 4430 - Leadership in Teams and Community Organizations
  • COMLDR 5335 - Volunteer and Human Resources Management
  • CSE 2111 - Modeling and Problem Solving

Choose one course from the following list. (3 credit hours)

  • PUBAFRS 2110 - Introduction to Public Affairs
  • PUBAFRS 2170 - Social Equity, Justice, and Public Service
  • PUBAFRS 4020 - Contemporary Issues in Governance
  • PUBAFRS 4510 - Law and Public Affairs
  • PUBAFRS 5030 - Local Government
  • PUBAFRS 5750 - Public Policy: The Business-Government Relationship
  • BUSMHR 2210 - Personal Leadership and Team Effectiveness
  • BUSMHR 3200 - Organizational Behavior
  • BUSMHR 3211 - Leadership and Character
  • COMLDR 3530 - Foundations of Personal and Professional Leadership
  • POLITSCI 4115 - Bureaucracy and Public Policy
  • POLITSCI 4125 - American State Politics
  • POLITSCI 4127 - Governing Urban America
  • PSYCH 4522 - Organizational Psychology

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.