About the Program

The 18 credit-hour Minor in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (PAD) introduces students from all disciplines to the core elements of public administration and nonprofit management. The minor is designed to prepare students for careers in the nonprofit and government sectors and/or graduate study in public administration and public affairs. Several students who have completed the PAD minor have pursued their MPA at Buffalo State* or at other universities.

The minor requires three courses focusing specifically on public administration and nonprofit management. The electives offer students and opportunity to either focus in a particular area (e.g. GIS, ethics) or select courses in a variety of disciplines which provide conceptual and hands-on skills for careers in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Students earning a GPA of 3.0 or above in the minor are guaranteed admission into SUNY Buffalo State’s MPA Program.

About the Political Science and Public Admin Department

202 Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6116
Fax: (716) 878-3369
https://politicalscience.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 credit hours)
PAD 101 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 307 METROPOLITIAN GOVERNANCE 3
PAD 360 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3

Electives (9 credit hours)
PAD 347 EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
PAD 348 GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND FUND DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT AGENCIES
PAD 368 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PAD 389 TOPICS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PAD 390 RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PAD 400 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC MANAGEMENT AND SERVICE
PAD 401 HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN POLICY
PAD 403 NGO MANAGEMENT AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PAD 488 INTERNSHIP (1-15)
PAD 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
PAD 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)
CRS 201 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
ENG 300 WRITING FOR THE PROFESSIONS
ENG 302 TECHNICAL WRITING
ENG 409 WRITING GRANTS AND PROPOSALS
GEG 102 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEG 309 URBAN GEOGRAPHY
GEG/PLN 325 MAPS AND MAPMAKING USING GIS
GEG 416 GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT
GEG 419 GLOBALIZATION, TECHNOLOGY, COMPETITION, AND SERVICE ECONOMIES
GEG 425 FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS
PHI 102 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
PHI 103 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
PHI 301 JUSTICE: LIBERTY VS. EQUALITY
PHI 310 HISTORY OF ETHICS
PHI 351 ETHICS BOWL
PLN 215 INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
PLN 315 PRINCIPLES OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
PLN 380 NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Total Credit Hours 18