Studying Public Administration at Regis

Regis University’s undergraduate academic certificate in Public Administration is created for public employees, elected officials, those seeking to run for office, school administrators and those who perform work on behalf of the government.
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Public Administration Undergraduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the undergraduate academic certificate in Public Administration teaches students how their work fits within the government structure, how to finance and budget projects and how to evoke change in any level of government. Students will also examine the role of community influences and how public policy is developed and implemented.

This seven-course certificate is eligible for financial aid.

Total Credit Requirements:  21 credit hours

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 21.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate in Public Administration

EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

PA 300 - Government Role in Society

Examines the role and social responsibility of various government levels in our society. Explores how the levels of government (local, state, federal) are structured and provide services to their citizens.

PA 400 - Public Policy

Analyzes how governments determine priorities and implement policies. Investigates factors that influence policy making, implementation, and assessment.

PA 410 - Public Finance

Evaluates how governments spend the taxpayers' money and how they collect the revenue to carry out programs and services. Analyzes the various types of budgets utilized by governments. Explores how cost-benefit analysis is used for making allocation decisions in government. Practice how to set goals, develop performance criteria and evaluate performance of government programs.

PA 430 - Community Influences on Government

Examines the dynamics involved when governments interact successfully with the communities they serve by analyzing factors that influence public and private arrangements. Develops an appreciation for the political processes needed in a free and open market system.

PA 450E - Entrepreneurship in Government

Applies an entrepreneurial profile to government services, activities, and changes in governmental structures.

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

EC 320 Principles of Macroeconomics (3.00)

Introduces macroeconomics, emphasizing the forces that determine the level of national product and national income, and the fiscal and monetary policies that are designed to influence their level. Explores the areas of public finance, money and the banking system, economic growth and international trade.

Cross listing(s): EC 320C.

EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3.00)

Analyzes economic models of consumer and producer decision-making, demand, supply, equilibrium in markets. Examines the causes of different market structures and their influence on market conduct and performance. Explores microeconomic issues related to market outcomes, such as market power, market failure, efficiency, equity, and international economic interdependence.

PA 300 Government Role in Society (3.00)

Examines the role and social responsibility of various government levels in our society. Explores how the levels of government (local, state, federal) are structured and provide services to their citizens.

PA 400 Public Policy (3.00)

Analyzes how governments determine priorities and implement policies. Investigates factors that influence policy making, implementation, and assessment.

PA 410 Public Finance (3.00)

Evaluates how governments spend the taxpayers' money and how they collect the revenue to carry out programs and services. Analyzes the various types of budgets utilized by governments. Explores how cost-benefit analysis is used for making allocation decisions in government. Practice how to set goals, develop performance criteria and evaluate performance of government programs.

PA 430 Community Influences on Government (3.00)

Examines the dynamics involved when governments interact successfully with the communities they serve by analyzing factors that influence public and private arrangements. Develops an appreciation for the political processes needed in a free and open market system.

PA 450E Entrepreneurship in Government (3.00)

Applies an entrepreneurial profile to government services, activities, and changes in governmental structures.

How to Apply

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Certificate Only Applicants Submit the Following:

  • Online application form
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Provide evidence of work experience
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Please note: You are limited to taking a maximum of 18 credit hours and you are NOT eligible for financial aid or veteran's benefits. If you decide to become degree-seeking you must meet all admission and degree requirements of the undergraduate program selected.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Application deadline: The application deadline is one week prior to the start of the term. Applications received after the deadline will be moved to the next term.

Application Deadlines and Class Starts

Term Class Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 8W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W1 - 2013 August 26, 2013 August 19, 2013
Fall 5W2 - 2013 September 30, 2013 September 23, 2013
Fall 8W2 - 2013 October 21, 2013 October 14, 2013
Fall 5W3 - 2013 November 4, 2013 October 28, 2013
Spring 8W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W1 - 2014 January 6, 2014 December 30, 2013
Spring 5W2 - 2014 February 10, 2014 February 3, 2014
Spring 8W2 - 2014 March 3, 2014 February 24, 2014
Spring 5W3 - 2014 March 17, 2014 March 10, 2014

Tuition

Classroom Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Public Administration Undergraduate Certificate $8,660 21 $410 $50

Online Tuition by Credit Hour
2012 -2013 Academic Year

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Public Administration Undergraduate Certificate $9,710 21 $460 $50