Students of Animal Behavior have the option of implementing Public Administration courses into their degree curriculum as either electives, a degree minor (15 credit hour minimum), or a degree major for a dual degree.
Minor: Students seeking the Public Administration minor should earn a minimum of 15 credit hours ( 5 courses) to qualify for the minor which is confirmed and included on the degree transcripts/diploma earned.
Dual Degree Major: Student seeking a dual degree of Animal Behavior and Public Administration (awarding of two degrees), should earn a minimum of 39 credit hours in both the Animal Science major AND Public Administration. The degrees earned will both meet requirements for and awarded as Bachelor of Arts.
Bachelor of Science majors in Animal Behavior (59 hours) may also earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration providing the student has earned (59) credit hours of Animal Science and (39) credit hours of Public Administration.
All courses earn (3) credit hours.
PA 200 Public
Local, state, federal, and international relations are
functional extensions of public administration and the specific communications
involved within those relations are built upon understanding a policy and the
implementation of that policy. This
course is both an overview and functional guide for policy implementation and
action for administration.
PA 205 Politics
of Public Policy
This program investigates and invigorates the choice
decisions of administrations, as they directly relate to public policy. Political inquiry and mutual mediation,
crossing party lines and merging opinions, are considered in the outcome of the
functional and lasting policy.
PA 214 Public
This course investigates the source, methodology,
consideration of entity, and polls to gather resources and evidence in
assisting an informed policy or action, which affects the public.
PA 303 Media
Relations for Public Administrators
Media relations is one of the most important aspects of
administration but is highly avoided by administrators. This course instructs the function or media
relations and teaches the most valuable functions of relations through media.
PA 328 Conflict
This course is a functional concept course, whereby the
student is taught the correct philosophy of and actions of conflict
negotiations for mediation. The student
will be allowed to specifically utilize the instruction in everyday life to
test and craft the usage.
PA 369 Population
and Public Policy
This course is recommended to follow introduction to
statistics. This program implements
statistical avenues to set up the population differences between areas and how
those specific populaces add value to and benefit from public policy.
PA 402 Introduction
As an easy to understand and usable introductory course on
statistics for public administration, this course allows the student to learn
the methods of statistical understanding and then research and develop
statistical policy development for a variety of local usages.
PA 419 Introduction
to Policy Analysis
This program is designed to teach the student how to
specifically evaluate policies, as they relate and affect the public. The student learns the concept of policy
change: when to change, how to change, how to implement the new changes to
action, and how to maximize or minimize the effects on the public.
PA 436 Introduction
to Deductive Logic
This program teaches the basis for logical
decision-making. It covers the science
and philosophy of logic and reasoning.
The student learns the structural basis for deduction and when to
specifically utilize logic in decision making.
Students will practice deductive reasoning exercises during the course.
PA 451 Leadership
Organizations are a plethora of functions. Leadership within organizations is a
difficult and taxing mechanism. Senior
leadership within organizations inherits an often-extreme level of stress and
the ability of negotiation, self-management, and careful delegation if crucial
for success. This course is designed to
serve as an instruction method for the implementation of these functions.
PA 467 The
Pragmatics of Leadership: Leading Change
All managers assume they are good leaders. The majority is not. Most managers have attended or taken
leadership courses and left with a sense that they are indeed great
leaders. Again, most are not. What is missing? Leadership is not about ones self view. Leadership is about the subordinate’s view of
the leader. Often what a subordinate
speaks is not what is thought. Leadership
should be long lasting in memory of subordinates.
This course focuses the student upon three types of
leadership methodologies and teaches the student how to integrate all three
within the leadership style of the individual.
PA 488 Introduction
to International Relations
The worldview is broad.
The world economy is extensively broad.
The personal view of the world is essential to understanding leadership
and communication with other leaders, in effort to form partnerships, negotiate
problems, and to make lasting charges to ones own entity. This course is designed as an overview of the
international relations strategies.
PA 490 Negotiation
This course scans the variable types
of negotiation skills and techniques needed by administrators. It further reaches to help the student
understand the concepts of persuasion both positive and negative and how that persuasion
may affect the all important outcome of both the policy, as well as, the position
and reputation of the administrator.