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Calendars > Faculty of Social sciences > Public Administration

Public Administration

In the public administration program, students are introduced to the operation of public organizations, the development of public policy, the management of public finance, the principles of general management and the principles of governance.

The economy of the early 2000s bodes well for graduates in public administration. The federal government will need to hire thousands of new workers as members retire in large numbers over the coming years. The aging worker population and the changes introduced throughout the 1990s have created a specific need for people who can hold executive positions and who can research and analyze public policy.

Career opportunities for graduates in public administration include managers and administrators in government directorates and non profit agencies, policy and program officers, human resources management, professional and business service consultants, public relations officers, government policy analysts or government relations specialists for business.

The honours program in public administration comprises a common core of administration, political science, public administration and economics courses. In addition to the common core courses, students specialize in one of the following options: analysis of public policy; community based intervention or public economics.

For more information concerning the programs in public administration:
University of Ottawa
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Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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BSocSc with Honours in Public Administration
Certificate in Public Management and Governance

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BSocSc with Honours in Public Administration

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Students are responsible for satisfying the requirements of their program.

Compulsory courses - 48 credits
Compulsory courses in PROFILE I, II or III - 15/27 credits
Compulsory general studies courses - 24 credits
General studies courses - 21/33 credits
Passing grade: D

Diploma grade point average (DGPA): 5.0

 
Common core 
 
Compulsory first-year courses:cr.
ADM1100Introduction to Business Management3
ADM1101Social Context of Business3
 
ECO1102Introduction to Macroeconomics3
or 
ECO1302Contemporary Macroeconomic Issues3
 
ECO1104Introduction to Microeconomics3
or 
ECO1304Contemporary Microeconomic Issues3
 
ENG1100Workshop in Essay Writing3
POL1103Governance and Society3
 
Three credits from: 
ENG1120Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction3
ENG1121Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry3
 
Nine credits of electives (see note 1)9
 
Compulsory second-year courses: 
ADM2336Organizational Behaviour3
ADM2337Human Resource Management3
ADM2340Financial Accounting3
PAP2300Principles of Public Administration3
PAP2310Methods for Social Research and Policy Analysis3
POL2201Canadian Politics6
 
Nine credits of electives (see note 2)9
 
Compulsory third-year courses: 
ADM3108E-Governance3
PAP3350Public Policy Development3
PAP3355Budgetary Policy and Public Finance3
PAP3360Managing Difference3
PAP3365Law and Public Administration3
SOC3116Technologies, World and Societies3
 
Profile: Six credits among ONE of the profiles listed below (see note 3)6
 
Six credits of electives6
 
Compulsory fourth-year courses: 
PAP4310Principles, Processes and Methods of Evaluation3
PAP4350Project Management in the Public Sector3
PAP4355Ethics and Public Affairs3
PAP4360Seminar in Strategic Public Management3
 
Profile: Nine credits among ONE of the profiles listed below: (see note 3)9
 
Nine credits of electives9
 
Choice of profile 
 
Profile I: Public Policy Analysis15
 
Compulsory course: 
PAP4315Public Policy Analysis3
 
Twelve credits from: 
CRM2308Social and Criminal Policy3
CRM4314State and Criminal Policies3
ECO2147Analysis of Economic Data3
PAP4320Negotiation, Collaboration and Private-Public Partnerships3
PAP4325Gender and Public Policy3
PAP4330Administrative Reforms and Modern Comptrollership3
PAP4340Selected Theme in Public Policy3
POL4157Intergovernmental Relations and Public Policy3
POL4530Les politiques économiques au Canada3
POL4532Environnement, écologie et politique au Canada3
POL4533L'État canadien et les politiques sociales3
SOC2105Introduction to Social Ecology3
 
Profile II: Community Intervention15
 
Compulsory course: 
PAP4345Governance and the Nonprofit Sector3
 
Twelve credits from: 
CRM2310Community Intervention in Criminology3
CRM3306Victim Assistance Services3
CRM3308Prevention and Criminology3
PAP4320Negotiation, Collaboration and Private-Public Partnerships3
PAP4325Gender and Public Policy3
PAP4335Models of Service Delivery in Health Services3
PSY3123The Psychology of the Family3
PSY3124Industrial Psychology3
PSY3126Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSY3128The Psychology of Ageing3
PSY4134Community Psychology3
SOC2103Sociology of the Family3
SOC2308Sociology of Francophone Communities Outside Quebec3
SOC3107Social Gerontology3
SOC3113Sociology of Work3
SOC3137Minority Groups3
SOC3138Social Stratification / Social Class3
SOC3304Sociology of Culture3
SOC3705Sociologie de la société franco-ontarienne3
 
Profile III: Public Economy (see note 3)27
 
Compulsory courses: 
ECO2110Microeconomic Analysis of the Public Sector3
MAT1300Mathematical Methods I3
MAT1302Mathematical Methods II3
choose one of the two options listed below:
 
A) Microeconomics 
ECO2144Microeconomic Theory I3
ECO2145Microeconomic Theory II3
 
Twelve credits from: 
ECO2114Introduction to Labour and Population Economics3
ECO2118Introduction to the Economics of the Environment3
ECO2147Analysis of Economic Data3
ECO3111International Trade3
ECO3139Industrial Organization I3
ECO3149Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to Public Projects3
ECO4121Public Economics3
or 
 
B) Macroeconomics 
ECO2142Macroeconomic Theory I3
ECO2143Macroeconomic Theory II3
 
Twelve credits from: 
ECO2115Introduction to Money and Banking3
ECO2117Introduction to the Economics of Developing Countries3
ECO2147Analysis of Economic Data3
ECO3148Introduction to Regional and Urban Economics3
ECO4115Monetary Theory3
ECO4123International Finance3
* Students who choose Profile III - Public Economy must complete ECO1102 and ECO1104 included in the common core.

Note 1: Students who choose Profile III - Public Economy and who have not completed, prior to their registration, the Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus 4U course (or its equivalent) must take MAT1319.

Note 2: One or more of the electives should be chosen among the following courses: HIS2364, SOC2309, SOC3106, POL3202, PHI2183.


Note 3: There are three profiles. Students must choose one profile and complete 15 credits from a list of courses (of which three credits are compulsory). As for Profile III - Public Economy, students must complete 27 credits (of which 15 credits are compulsory).
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Certificate in Public Management and Governance

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The Faculty of Social Sciences, in collaboration with the Centre on Governance, offers an undergraduate certificate in public management and governance. The objective of this program is to provide some academic background in public management for public servants who are pursuing or who wish to pursue a career in management within the public service.

Students are responsible for satisfying the requirements of their program.

Compulsory courses - 30 credits

Passing grade: D

 
Compulsory courses:cr.
ADM1100Introduction to Business Management3
ADM1101Social Context of Business3
ADM3108E-Governance3
PAP2300Principles of Public Administration3
PAP3355Budgetary Policy and Public Finance3
PAP4330Administrative Reforms and Modern Comptrollership3
PAP4355Ethics and Public Affairs3
 
Nine credits from: 
ADM2336Organizational Behaviour3
ADM3336Organization Design3
ADM4337Managing Change3
PAP3360Managing Difference3
PAP4325Gender and Public Policy3
PAP4350Project Management in the Public Sector3
PAP4999Lectures dirigées en gestion publique et gouvernance / Directed Readings in Public Management and Governance3
POL2201Canadian Politics6
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