Certificate Requirements

The certificate program requires completion of 18 semester hours of college credit. American Government (POS 2042) is recommended as a prerequisite course. All students must then complete a common core of coursework by selecting one course from each of the following three core categories for a total of nine hours. Then, the student must fulfill the requirement of one of the four internship tracks:Federal Policy, State Policy, Local Policy, or Non-Profit Policy.

Course Courses (9 credit hours)

Selection one of the following courses:

  • ECO 2023: Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 2013: Principals of Microeconomics

Select one of the following courses:

  • POS 3424: The Legislative Process
  • PAD 3033: Administrators and the Legislative Process
  • PAD 4223: Public Sector Budgeting

Select one, three credit hour certificate course. Students are encouraged to take a public policy issues course in their major, if it is offered, to satisfy this requirement.