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The primary target of this certificate is people who are either currently working in a governmental office (whether political or not), or who are seeking employment with the government and have not yet completed a college degree. Government employees face very different rules, constraints, and work situations than do private sector employees. This certificate will help provide public sector employees with the skills needed to face these challenges.

Student Learning Goals

The certificate is meant to help students develop skills that would be useful for working in government offices or non-profit agencies. These skills include written and oral communication skills, as well as skills in budgeting and managing personnel in a political environment, the making of public policy, and the legal environment in which government agencies operate.

University Residency Requirement

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast. Some departments may have additional Residency requirements.

Public Sector Management Residency Requirement

No additional residency requirement for the Public Sector Management Certificate.

Public Sector Management Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 15 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 to be awarded a certificate.

Core Program
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics 3 C-

Students must successfully complete any four of the courses below:

Public Sector Management Requirements
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society 3 C-
POLS-Y 303 Formation of Public Policy in the United States 3 C-
POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States 3 C-
POLS-Y 401 Topics in Political Science - Seminar in Grant Writing, cross listed with PSY-P 457 3 C-
POLS-Y 402 Politics of the Budgetary Process 3 C-
POLS-Y 403 Legal Issues in Public Bureaucracy 3 C-
POLS-Y 404 Political Issues in Public Personnel Administration 3 C-

Campus Events

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

Last day to Withdraw from 2nd 7 week class

April 6th, 2020

All day event

Classes end (full-term and 2nd 7 week classes)
Final exams begin

Final exams begin

April 29th, 2020

All day event

Final exams end

Final exams end

May 5th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

POSTPONED: Academic Honors Convocation

May 7th, 2020

All day event

Transcripts with grades available

Transcripts with grades available

May 11th, 2020

All day event

Official grades available in One.IU

Official grades available in One.IU

May 11th, 2020

All day event

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

POSTPONED: IU Southeast Commencement

May 11th, 2020

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

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