Public Service Option

The Public Service option is designed for political science majors who want more hands-on experience or are interested in practical politics. The curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in American government, while instilling in them an understanding of public service. Students in this track are required to serve an internship in a governmental or political office. This track requires 48 credits of coursework and is only an option for students adhering to degree requirements in effect as of the 2013-14 academic year.

Lower Division Requirements

Three courses from the following four options (12 credits)
United States Government
or
United States Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Political Theory
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Upper Division Requirements

PS 431
PA 313

State and Local Politics
Fundamentals of Public Service
4
4

 

 

Additional electives (20 credits, minimum of 8 in Political Science)


Political Science options:

Legislative Process
Media, Opinion, and Voting
Oregon Politics
Congress
Political Parties and Elections
Interest Groups
Contemporary Political Protest in America
Political Reform
The Supreme Court and American Politics
Law, Politics, and Society
The Politics of the News
4
4
4
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4
4
4
4
4
4
4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Administration options:

Introduction to Civic Engagement
Introduction to Nonprofit Management
Civic Engagement: The Role of Governing Institutions
Civic Engagement: The Role of Individuals
Civic Engagement: The Role of Social Institutions
Ethical Leadership
Grantwriting for Nonprofit Organizations
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

 

 

 

 

 

Field Experience (8 credits)
PS 404
Cooperative Education/Internship
8

 

 
Total Credit Hours:
48

 

Courses not required for the Public Service Option, but recommended for those interested in public service careers:
 
Media Literacy
Communication in Groups
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Microeconomic Theory
Macroeconomic Theory
Community Organizing and Social Change
Introduction to International Community Development
Portland Past and Present
Population and Society
Concepts of Community Development
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4
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