2000 Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Undergraduate programs in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are described in detail in this chapter. See subsections for specific program information as well as policies and procedures.

2010 Office of the Dean

14 Marietta St. N.W., Suite 635
404/413-0000
aysps.gsu.edu
Mary Beth Walker, Dean
Sally Wallace, Associate Dean
Cynthia Searcy, Assistant Dean

2010.10 Purpose

Changing the World: One Student at a Time, One Idea at a Time.

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies strengthens communities across the globe through policy research, scholarship, public engagement, and the development of leaders.

The school is committed to quality education, offering a variety of academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as nondegree training programs. It engages in basic and applied research and outreach addressed to the ongoing management of policies and programs, as well as effective delivery of human welfare services. The school houses several prestigious research centers focusing on the practical needs of governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations in Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and the broader national and global communities. Degree programs in criminal justice and criminology, economics, policy studies, public administration, and social work integrate individual academic career preparation with addressing those needs.

For current information, visit the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies website: aysps.gsu.edu.

2010.20 Accreditation

The Master of Public Administration degree is accredited by The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. The School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

2010.25 Academic Advisement

14 Marietta St. N. W., Suite G-52
404/413-0021
aysps.gsu.edu/student-resources/oaa/

The Office of Academic Assistance (OAA) supports the school’s commitment to quality education in the field of policy studies by advising seniors and coordinating the recruitment, admission and advising of graduate students. The OAA also serves as the administrative and regulatory office for student programs within the Dean’s Office in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Academic advisement is required of all students in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. The school has developed a system of advisement that integrates the Office of Academic Assistance and faculty advisors within the school. Through the advisement process, students learn to identify and use university resources effectively to: satisfy degree requirements; plan programs of study; discover how interests, skills and goals connect to fields of study and careers. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in advisement without an appointment is scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..

2010.30 Degrees Offered

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of Economics, Department of Public Management and Policy, and the School of Social Work. Graduate degree programs are listed at the end of this section. The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies offers the following undergraduate programs of study:

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Economics
  • Major in International Economics and Modern Languages
      • Concentrations in: Chinese Language and Society, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

    Note: The J. Mack Robinson College of Business offers the B.B.A. degree with a major in Business Economics. (See the “J. Mack Robinson College of Business” chapter of this catalog for program curriculum.)

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Concentration in Social Entrepreneurship

Bachelor of Science

  • Major in Criminal Justice
    • Crime and Justice Track
    • Legal Track
  • Major in Economics
  • Major in Public Policy
    • Concentrations in: Nonprofit Leadership, Planning and Economic Development, and Public Management and Governance

Bachelor of Social Work

2010.35 Study Abroad Opportunities

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is committed to providing students the opportunity to study abroad through Maymester/Summer or exchange programs. Currently the school sponsors four Maymester/Summer and four exchange programs:

Maymester/Summer programs:

      1. Europe (France, Germany, The Netherlands & Czech Republic): a three-week Maymester program open to all students interested in critical appraisals of different policies, administrative structures and political processes in Europe and the United States. Co-Program directors – Dr. Greg Streib (gstreib@gsu.edu) or Dr. Cynthia Searcy (csearcy@gsu.edu).
      2. South Africa: a three-week Maymester program that provides a broad understanding of the workings of the South African economy, its infrastructure, its environment and its governance, as well as the accompanying social issues. Program director – Dr. Glenwood Ross (gross@gsu.edu).
      3. Trinidad and Tobago: a Maymester program that explores crime and justice from an international, comparative perspective and examines public policy issues related to crime and violence in developing nations. Program director – Cyntoria Johnson (cjohnson5@gsu.edu).
      4. Ghana: A three-week Maymester program that allows students to delve into the topic of international development and its effects on the challenges of eradicating poverty and helping communities become sustainable. Program Director –Dr. K. Jurée Capers (kcapers@gsu.edu).

Exchange programs:

      1. England, Northumbria University: an exchange program for one semester that gives undergraduate or graduate students from any AYSPS degree program an opportunity to take courses in the social sciences. Program director – Dr. Cynthia Searcy (csearcy@gsu.edu).
      2. Italy and France, University of Venice – Ca’Foscari, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin: an exchange program for economics undergraduates that grants students a degree from Georgia State University (most likely a B.A. or B.S. in economics, or a B.A. in International Economics and Modern Languages) and a degree in Economics and Management from the University of Venice Ca’Foscari, after one year of study in Italy and a semester in France. Program director – Dr. Shelby Frost (sfrost@gsu.edu).
      3. Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Lausanne Faculté des Hautes Etudes Commerciales: an exchange program for graduate students of economics to gain expertise in the areas of international economies and economic policy through coursework, while living in a new cultural setting. Program director – Dr. Felix Rioja (frioja@gsu.edu).
      4. Istanbul, Turkey, Marmara University: A semester or year-long exchange program between GSU and Marmara University for economics undergraduate and graduate students.  Students take classes conducted in English. Program Director –Dr. Cynthia Searcy (csearcy@gsu.edu).

2010.40 Academic Resources and Services

AYSPS Career Services & Alumni Relations

14 Marietta St. N.W., Suites G47-51
404/413-0069
career.aysps.gsu.edu

The Andrew Young School provides career support & leadership development services to all AYSPS current students and alumni. Students are invited to attend career events and workshops as well as meet one-on-one a career coach to discuss individual career questions. Career Services can help with the career exploration and search process, resume writing, interviewing skills, developing a LinkedIn profile, navigating the job or internship search process, and networking. To see a listing of current career events, please visit: career.aysps.gsu.edu/calendar. The Career Services Office also supports all AYSPS student clubs and organizations. Take a look at the range of groups available within the college, and consider getting involved: career.aysps.gsu.edu/organizations/. Make the most of your education by utilizing these great resources. The AYSPS Career Services & Alumni Relations office is located on the ground floor of the Andrew Young Building, in rooms G47-51.

AYSPS Research Vault

14 Marietta St. N.W., Suite V-51
404/413-0019

The Research Vault offers research tools in policy studies and economics for faculty, staff and students at the AYSPS.  It provides students with an introduction to relevant databases, data set manuals, and websites. The Vault also houses selected literature and data sets on fiscal policy, public administration, and economic issues to support ongoing research projects of AYSPS faculty and its research centers. The website above is available to assist patrons in searching the literature of regional, national, and international policy issues located in the Vault.

Research Vault staff, along with university liaison librarians, develops links to electronic journals and databases licensed to Georgia State University for the use of its student and faculty community, as well as those licensed by the powerful statewide Galileo system. Available are such sources as the Web of Science, a leading citation index, access to social science data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and Lexis-Nexis statistical tables for geographic, demographic, income and time series. The Vault holds data sets and publications from agencies in state government as well as the international community, especially in taxation.

The reading room has student workstations and provides copies of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and The Economist. Such periodicals as Tax Analysts Tax Weeklies, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Econometrics, and the Nonprofit Quarterly are available upon request.

International subscriptions include Government Finance Statistics Yearbook, International Financial Statistics Yearbook, World Economic Outlook, World Development Indicators, as well as other publications and data sets by the OECD, IMF, the World Bank and the United Nations.

Economics Tutoring Lab

14 Marietta St. N.W., Room 526
404/413-0141
economics.gsu.edu/programs/undergraduate/undergraduate-economics-tutoring-lab/

The Economics Tutoring Lab provides tutoring for students in undergraduate economics classes, particularly in principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics (ECON 2105 and ECON 2106). Day and evening sessions are available; contact the Department of Economics for a schedule.

2010.50 Research Centers and Programs

Center for Collaborative Social Work

140 Decatur Street, 12th Floor
404/413-1050

The Center for Collaborative Social Work developed out of the School of Social Work’s need for an organizational structure that extended the school’s founding principles beyond the classroom and into the community.  The School of Social Work was developed in 1965 and is the first school in the country to offer a Master of Social Work with a sole concentration in community partnerships. The school’s commitment to community partnerships grew out of collaborative efforts with community stake holders from a variety of social service agencies in the greater Atlanta area. Together, they developed a program based on the following principles:

      • “Partnership is critical for human service delivery and building communities;
      • Challenges facing individuals and communities are interrelated and that solutions must be as well;
      • Students should commit themselves to addressing social and economic justice issues that test the spirit of individuals and communities;
      • Students should be educated for leadership roles to facilitate partnerships; and
      • The program must continue to be relevant to the professional lives of students and practitioners and to the needs of diverse communities.” (Wertheimer et al. 2004)

Center for State and Local Finance

14 Marietta St. N.W., 4th Floor
404/413-0098
cslf.gsu.edu

The Center for State and Local Finance’s (CSLF) mission is to develop the people and ideas for next generation public finance by bringing together the Andrew Young School’s nationally-ranked faculty and the broader public finance community. Established in 2014, CSLF conducts and publishes innovative, nonpartisan research on economic development and urban policy, education finance, tax policy and reform, and budget and financial management. Additionally, it provides premier executive education classes in public finance for state and local finance officials in Georgia and nationwide. CSLF also works with governmental, non-profit, and for-profit groups to conduct fiscal and economic impact studies, forecast revenues and expenditures, and assist with local and state tax policy and reform efforts.

Experimental Economics Center

14 Marietta St. N.W., 4th Floor
404/413-0194
excen.gsu.edu/

The Experimental Economics Center (ExCEN) supports research, teaching, and policy applications involving controlled experiments with human decision-makers. Its central objective is to promote the development and application of economics and related academic disciplines as empirical social science. Research conducted by center faculty covers many topics:  theoretical modeling and laboratory experiments with trust, reciprocity, and altruism; small- and large-stakes risk aversion; public goods and common pool resources; centipede games vs. Dutch auctions; risk perception; technology adoption; time preferences; gambling disorders; health seeking behavior in less developed countries; ambiguity attitudes; insurance demand; financial risk management of poor working households; and congestion pricing in transportation. Collaborative research with surgeons is in progress on improving hospital discharge decision-making and analysis of decision-making for human organ rejections or acceptances for transplantation. Research and teaching support facilities developed and maintained by ExCEN include the AYSPS experimental economics laboratory, a mobile laboratory and EconPort (www.econport.org), an economics digital library and virtual laboratory containing Internet software for experiments.

Fiscal Research Center

14 Marietta St. N.W., 4th Floor
404/413-0249
frc.gsu.edu

Established in 1995, the Fiscal Research Center (FRC) provides nonpartisan research, technical assistance and education in the evaluation and design of state tax and economic policy. It leverages the Andrew Young School’s expertise in public finance to assist Georgia’s policymakers on questions of tax and economic policy. FRC’s responsibilities include developing estimates for tax-related fiscal notes for the state of Georgia, writing the Georgia State Tax Expenditure Budget, supporting the state economist, and conducting policy and academic research on a variety of topics associated with state tax policy issues. FRC also maintains a data warehouse of domestic data sources that are used by FRC staff, Andrew Young School faculty and students, and external organizations.

The Georgia Health Policy Center

55 Park Place, N.E., 8th Floor
404/413-0314
ghpc.gsu.edu/

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) integrates research, policy and programs to advance health and well-being. GHPC works locally, statewide, and nationally to connect decision makers with the evidence-based research and guidance needed to make informed decisions about health policy and programming. The center focuses on the most complex health care issues today including: public and private health insurance coverage, health care reform, long-term services and supports, public health, children’s health and well-being, behavioral health, and the development of urban and rural health systems. GHPC offers a wide range of services to public and private clients, including research and evaluation, policy analysis, program development, technical assistance, meeting design and facilitation, grants management, strategic planning, and health impact assessment. The center has worked in nearly 1,000 communities in all 50 states to achieve health improvement.

Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange

P.O. Box 3992, Atlanta, GA  30302-3992
404/413-1035
www.gilee.org

The Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) was established in 1992. Its mission is to enhance law enforcement executive development and international cooperation for the provision of better law enforcement services and public safety through the protection of civil rights. GILEE’s focus has been on anti-terrorism training; initially to protect the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and later to improve preparedness for terror threats. Following the 9-11 atrocity, GILEE focuses on enhancing homeland security efforts through international cooperation and training programs. GILEE operates on the principle of providing peer-to-peer professional training through the introduction of best practices and sources of excellence in order to enhance agency capabilities to better deal with threats to public safety and improve security. GILEE offers executive law enforcement training programs and special briefings in and for more than 20 states and more than 20 countries.

International Center for Public Policy

14 Marietta St. N.W., 5th Floor
404/413-0239
icepp.gsu.edu/

Mission: “To expand knowledge, instill optimal practice and build capacity in the public sector around the world to improve human well-being through better public policy.”

The International Center for Public Policy (ICePP) is an interdisciplinary public policy research center that engages faculty members from within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) and other departments at Georgia State University who pursue this mission through internationally oriented research, academic programs and technical assistance, and training activities for developing countries.  The core expertise of the center lies in its economics and fiscal policy analysis. It serves a diverse client base that includes multilateral donor agencies (e.g. USAID, World Bank, UNDP, ADB, etc.), foreign ministries, government organizations, legislative bodies and private institutions.

ICePP brings together the strengths of cutting-edge technical expertise, extensive real-world policy experience and solid project management capabilities.  ICePP faculty have extensive experience in resolving real-world policy challenges, with combined work experience in over 70 developing and transition economies around the world.  At the same time, ICePP’s international technical assistance and training efforts uniquely complement the academic research and the educational mission of the Andrew Young School. The exposure to international policy challenges that ICePP brings to the school and its interaction with government leaders and policy-makers from around the world enriches the school’s academic environment and deepens its commitment to resolving international policy challenges.

ICePP has built a strong visiting scholars program and has hosted over 40 scholars since 2007.  In addition to the various books, peer reviewed journal articles and policy reports generated by its faculty and research associates, ICePP publishes a working paper series and occasional papers that include research from GSU faculty, research associates, graduate students and external professors, policy-makers and government officials that have participated in ICePP research activities.

Nonprofit Studies Program

14 Marietta St. N.W., 3rd Floor
404/413-0133

The Nonprofit Studies Program (NSP) was organized in 2001 to foster collaborative research on the nonprofit sector within the academic community, to promote policy research that is relevant in today’s political and economic environment, to educate nonprofit managers and leaders, and to serve as a link between scholars and nonprofit practitioners in creating and disseminating knowledge about the sector. The program involves educational, research and service activities focused on helping nonprofit organizations address their social missions effectively through problem-solving, policy advocacy and effective deployment of their resources. The program is interdisciplinary, and has special strengths in economic analysis, resource development and management, and policy analysis applied to the concerns of nonprofit organizations. It includes over 30 core and associated faculty from the Andrew Young School, other schools and colleges of Georgia State University and other universities.

Public Performance and Management Group

14 Marietta St. N.W., Suite 316
404/413-0180
ppmgsu.org

The Public Performance and Management Group (PPM) offers an array of resources and solutions to assist public administrators to strengthen strategic and operational performance. Core activities include executive level training and development; applied research projects; short or long-term assistance with planning and performance improvement; and dissemination of effective practices. PPM supports improved public performance by providing real-world solutions to today’s public management problems. All activities are practitioner-oriented and customized for a wide range of state and local government settings. Funding for PPM projects comes from federal grants as well as state and local contracts.

Usery Workplace Research Group

14 Marietta St. N.W., 5th Floor
404/413-0880
uwrg.gsu.edu/

The W.J. Usery Workplace Research Group (UWRG) includes scholars at the Andrew Young School conducting research on the economics of the workplace, labor markets, education, health and related areas. Activities include the annual Usery Distinguished Lecture Series, which brings the nation’s leading labor economists to the Andrew Young School. Research by UWRG faculty are circulated widely through the Usery Workplace Research Group Paper Series. UWRG sponsors Andrew Young School seminar speakers, plus various research activities and occasional research conferences on and off campus. UWRG activities are coordinated and financed through the W.J. Usery Chair of the American Workplace.

2020 Academic Regulations

2020.05 Grades of C in Major/Minor/Concentration

With the exception of Criminal Justice, grades in all majors, concentrations, minors and policy/business area requirements, where applicable, require a grade of C or higher.  The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology accepts grades of C- to count toward its major and minor coursework.

2020.10 Transient Status at Other Institutions

Students enrolled in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies who wish to take course work in transient status at another institution, whether as a full-time or part-time student, must have prior written approval from the Office of Academic Assistance if they wish to apply the credit to a degree program. A transient petition form should be submitted prior to registration.

2020.20 Directed Readings

Directed Readings courses in the various undergraduate programs are intended to allow students of proven performance to do independent study in a specific subject area. Enrollment in a directed readings course requires prior consent of the instructor. A maximum of one directed readings course may count toward fulfillment of degree requirements, and the course may not be substituted for a core course requirement. The subject of the independent study will be determined in consultation with the faculty member responsible for supervising the independent work. A faculty member may seek the assessment of a second faculty reader on any directed readings paper. Letter grades, rather than grades of S or U (satisfactory or unsatisfactory), will be assigned for all directed readings courses.

2020.30 Modification of Degree Requirements

Students may petition for modifications of the degree requirements of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Degree modification petitions are granted only in the case of extenuating circumstances and only when an educationally acceptable substitution is proposed. Petition forms and information are available online at the following link: aysps.gsu.edu/oaa/student-forms.

Under certain conditions, an undergraduate or postbaccalaureate student may be admitted into a graduate course. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be within 18 semester hours of graduation; a postbaccalaureate student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in his or her undergraduate work as well as any graduate work taken at this or any other institution. Information is available at the following link: aysps.gsu.edu/oaa/student-forms.

Eligibility does not guarantee admission into a course. The interested student must apply through the Office of Academic Assistance for special graduate student status. Approval of that status requires the concurrence of the student’s academic advisor and the director of the Office of Academic Assistance. Once the status has been approved, the student is permitted to enroll in a graduate course only with the permission of the instructor and the chair of the department in which the course is taught.

2020.50 Awards and Honors

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies recognizes the academic achievements and service of its students each spring semester at an Honors Day ceremony.  A number of awards and honors are presented annually to outstanding undergraduate students, including the Judge Andrew A. Mickle Scholarship, Outstanding Instructor Award, the Outstanding Criminal Justice Agency Award, the Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award, the Graduate Academic Achievement Award, the Criminal Justice And Criminology Graduate Research Award, the AYS Excellence In Teaching Criminal Justice Award, the Economics Award, the Economics Student Achievement Award, the Excellence in Microeconomics Award, the IEML Award, the Mark E. Schaefer M.A. in Economics Award, the Best Third-Year Paper Award, the Quantitative Economics Award, the Theodore C. Boyden Excellence in Teaching Economics Award, the AYS Excellence in Teaching Economics Award, the Research Excellence in Economics Award, the Williams R. Gable Award, the Diane Caves Award, the Governor Joe Frank Harris Award, the Dan Sweat Award, the Best Research Paper Award, the Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor Achievement Award, the Public Administration Academic Achievement Award, the Public Policy Academic Achievement Award, the Outstanding Intern Award, the Public Management and Policy Student Leadership Award, the AYS Excellence in Teaching Policy Award, the Outstanding Doctoral Student In Public Policy Award, the Graduate Excellence in Scholarship Award, the Undergraduate Excellence in Scholarship Award, the Social Work Recognition Award, the Community Leadership in Social Work Award, the Diane B. Davis Award, the Wanda K. Cardwell Award, the Outstanding M.S.W. Student Award, the Outstanding Part-time M.S.W. Student Award, Field Placement Awards, and the Social Justice Award.

2030 College-level Degree Requirements

All undergraduate programs offered by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies are designed to comply with the University System of Georgia core curriculum requirements. The program requirements for Undergraduate Core Curriculum Areas A through E are listed in the “Core Curriculum” chapter of this catalog.

2060 Student Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma

The purposes of Alpha Phi Sigma shall be to recognize and promote high scholarship among students actively engaged in college study in the Criminal Justice area, to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research, to elevate the ethical standards of the Criminal Justice professions, and to establish in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.   To learn more about Alpha Phi Sigma contact Dr. Leah Daigle at ldaigle@gsu.edu.  National website:  www.alphaphisigma.org/.

Andrew Young Circle of Enterprising Scholars (AYCES)

AYCES is a brand new student club. The purpose of AYCES is to strengthen student relationships and develop professional skills while fostering a long term professional community within the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. AYCES is open to any undergraduate or graduate student that AYSPS. To learn more, contact AYS Career Services and Alumni Relations (404-413-0069).

B.S.W. Social Work CLUB (Can Lead US Beyond)

The purpose of the Social Work Club at Georgia State University is to serve as a link between current social work students, prospective social work majors, faculty, and administration.  The Social Work Club upholds the core values of the profession: service, social justice, dignity, and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence while supporting the development of social, academic, and cultural awareness among undergraduate social work students.  The Social Work club is also a community organization extending services beyond the limits of Georgia State, by providing needed services to groups within the University and the larger community.   Visit their website for more information: socialwork.gsu.edu/student-engagement/bsw-social-work-club/.

Criminal Justice Student Association

The Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) is an organization open to all GSU students, regardless of their major, and especially to those who are interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and related fields. It is our mission to advance the knowledge and understanding of crime and justice, as well as to facilitate networking and career building activities, in order to create a more cohesive and professional student criminal justice community. We seek to provide forums that focus on the interaction between students, faculty, program alumni, professionals employed in the wide field of criminal justice, and members of the broader community. We are committed to developing networks with future criminal justice employers, the GSU Student Government Association, and faculty members in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Membership brings students and the community together to promote awareness of criminal justice issues in society. Being a member of the CJSA is a great way to get involved on campus and in the Atlanta community, to help develop team building and leadership skills, and to meet other individuals interested in criminal justice issues. For more information visit our website at: criminaljustice.gsu.edu/student-resources/student-organizations/criminal-justice-student-association/ and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/gsucjsa/.

The Economics Club

The aim of this chartered organization is to promote knowledge of economics on campus and in the community through its activities, and provide a forum where students with similar interests can meet, share ideas, socialize, and enhance their knowledge. Membership is open to all students interested in economics, regardless of their major. The club’s many activities include a guest speaker series that brings noted economists and business leaders to the campus, seminars focusing on career information, and social events. For more information, contact the Department of Economics, 404/413-0141 or visit the Economics Club website:  economics.gsu.edu/students/economics-club/.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Club

The Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School is affiliated with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to strengthening the leadership of the social sector and sustaining the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their mission with a talented and prepared workforce. The NLA Club focuses on professional leadership development, fundraising, and career networking within the nonprofit community. While optional, students are strongly encouraged to pursue NLA’s Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential by meeting the NLA national office’s five requirements. These requirements include:

  1. Completing a bachelor’s degree;
  2. Demonstrating proficiency in NLA’s 10 competencies;
  3. Demonstrating Leadership & Service;
  4. Completing a 300-hour internship; and
  5. Attending one AMI (NLA’s annual national conference in January).

This club is open to all GSU majors (undergraduate and graduate) who are interested in working and/or volunteering in a nonprofit environment. For more information about meeting times and a calendar of events, please visit their website at pmap.gsu.edu/student-organizations/nonprofit-leadership-alliance-student-organization/.

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Students within the School of Social Work are eligible for induction into the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work.  The GSU School of Social Work Chapter is Omicron Gamma, and was chartered in November 2007.  Undergraduate membership requirements include being a social work major, achieving sophomore status, completing 8 semester hours of required social work course, and achieving an overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.25 social work GPA.  Membership meetings are held twice yearly; once in the Fall and again in the Spring semesters. For more information please visit their website at:  socialwork.gsu.edu/phi-alpha-honor-society/.

2070 Academic Departments and Faculty

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is composed of four academic departments: Criminal Justice and Criminology, Economics, Public Management and Policy, and the School of Social Work.

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

1201 Urban Life Building
404/413-1020
criminaljustice.gsu.edu

Richard T. Wright, Chair
Mark D. Reed, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Prefix: CRJU

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in criminal justice provides a broad range of study into the criminal justice and legal fields. In particular, the program offers two separate curriculum tracks: 1) the crime and justice track and 2) the legal track. Course offerings in each track, along with the completion of their internship experience, prepare students for their professional career in criminal justice or law. The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in criminal justice represents a broad range of study designed to meet the academic needs of students seeking further graduate education, pre-professional students, and those already employed in the wide range of agencies that make up the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in criminal justice and criminology provides additional in-depth training in criminological theory, as well as advanced statistics and research methodology. The Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in research, teaching, management, and community service.

In each degree program, the focus of study includes the justice system as well as the nature, causes, and control of criminal behavior. The requirements of degree programs in this department stress an integrated view of the criminal justice system. In this view, all components of the system interrelate with all other components to provide coordinated justice administration. The curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of the developing theoretical knowledge base in this area of study, while simultaneously providing an understanding of how each of the component parts relates in forming the justice system, and how offenders and victims fit within it.

In addition, students learn how the justice system influences, and is influenced by other institutions in society. An adequately functioning criminal justice system participates in appropriate structuring of legislation, providing information and education within the system and to the public, crime prevention, psychological counseling, and prisoner rehabilitation. Also included among its many roles is work with juveniles, quantitative and qualitative scholarly research, guidance to probationers and parolees, assistance to citizen groups and crime victims, and many other tasks.

Students’ learning in the classroom is enhanced as members of the faculty bring forth a myriad of expertise in criminal justice and criminology. Currently, faculty research topics include but are not limited to sex differences in criminality and criminal justice processing; specialty courts; community policing; public defense systems; domestic violence; elder abuse; sexual harassment; comparative criminal justice; drugs and crime; homicide co-victimization; legal issues in policing; evaluation research; community differences in the nature of crime; place-based criminology; private security; electronic monitoring; informal social control; domestic terrorism; homeland security; healthcare fraud; mental health; organizational misconduct; juvenile delinquency and youth violence; criminological theory; active offender decision-making; drug markets and urban violence; crime victimization; and community corrections. Faculty members conduct research drawing on their expertise in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, thus allowing them to bring not only their topical expertise, but also their methodological experience into the learning environment.

Department of Economics

14 Marietta Street N.W., 5th Floor
404/413-0141
economics.gsu.edu/

Shiferaw Gurmu, Chair
Shelby Frost, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Prefix: ECON

Georgia State’s Department of Economics, recently ranked number one in Georgia by the Southern Economic Journal, has won national acclaim for its insightful research into practical economic topics. Its concentrations in environmental and labor economics, urban and regional economics and public finance are setting new academic standards in programs of study that combine solid research with practical policy education.

Students in our program have access to innovative research resources on campus, including the Experimental Economics Lab, the Fiscal Research Center, the International Center for Public Policy, the Economic Forecasting Center, and the Georgia Health Policy Center. Faculty in these centers work closely with local, state, national and international organizations to provide the information needed to address today’s complex policy issues.

A Bachelor’s degree in Economics provides students with the resources to be leaders and innovators, as well as a broad understanding of economic issues. Undergraduate majors may choose from four degree options: the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics, which includes a language option and a minor field; the Bachelor of Science with a major in Economics, which includes math to the calculus level and a minor field; the Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Economics and Modern Languages, which includes intensive study in a language to prepare international professionals; and the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Business Economics, including course work in business-related topics such as accounting, marketing and finance (the “business core”). A minor in Economics consists of 15 semester hours with at least nine semester hours at the upper level. Graduate degrees are available in economics, economics with a policy track, and business economics.

Department of Public Management and Policy

14 Marietta Street N.W., 3rd Floor
404/413-0107
pmap.gsu.edu/

Gregory B. Lewis, Chair
Joseph F. Hacker, Undergraduate Program Director

Prefix: PMAP

The Department of Public Management and Policy offers a variety of interdisciplinary degree programs designed to prepare students for life and work in a range of professions in metropolitan areas. At the undergraduate level, the department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in public policy which includes a choice of concentrations in nonprofit leadership, planning and economic development, and public management and governance. Minors are available in nonprofit leadership, planning and economic development, and public policy. All minors require 15 semester hours of credit.  The department also offers a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) in Social Entrepreneurship. The BIS in Social Entrepreneurship prepares students to become agents and leaders of social change who will transform communities through innovative problem solving and business approaches.

School of Social Work

1242 Urban Life Building
404/413-1050
socialwork.gsu.edu/

Brian Bride, Director
Jan Ligon, B.S.W. Program Director

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The B.S.W. program’s mission is to prepare students for generalist social work practice in a range of roles and services that deal with the existing and developing challenges that confront individuals, families, groups, and communities. The goals of the B.S.W. program are to graduate students who will be able to: (1) think critically and communicate effectively in the application of social work knowledge, skills, and values to entry-level generalist practice, and (2) practice as entry-level generalist social workers.

2105 Criminal Justice

Programs Offered:

  1. B.S. in Criminal Justice
  2. Minor in Criminal Justice

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
1201 Urban Life Building, 404/413-1020
criminaljustice.gsu.edu

Dr. Richard T. Wright, Chair
Dr. Mark D. Reed, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice focuses on the study of the criminal justice system and its component parts, as well as the causes and consequences of crime. The degree program stresses an integrated view of the criminal justice system, highlighting relationships between system components in service provision and how the justice system influences/is influenced by other societal institutions. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a developing theoretical knowledge base in studies of crime and criminal justice, focusing on examining the system and its parts, as well as the roles of victims and offenders.  The curriculum also is designed to provide students with a liberal arts education that focuses on basic skills, such as the abilities to read critically, write clearly, speak effectively, and think analytically. The curriculum is broadly structured to meet the academic needs of pre-professional students, those already employed in the wide range of agencies that compose the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and those pursuing graduate education.

Students’ classroom experiences are enhanced through the research expertise of the criminal justice faculty. Currently, faculty research topics highlight sex differences in criminality and criminal justice processing; specialty courts; public defense systems; community policing; problem-oriented policing; domestic violence; violence by and against people with mental illness; elder abuse; sexual harassment; comparative criminal justice; drugs, crime and public policy; homicide investigation; homicide co-victimization; sexual victimization; legal issues in policing; the collateral consequences of mass incarceration; evaluation research; community differences in the nature of crime;  informal social control; juvenile delinquency and youth violence; active offender decision-making; and suburban crime and urban violence. Faculty members use a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, bringing not only topical knowledge but also methodological expertise into the learning environment.

Degree programs offered through the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology include a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, a Master of Science in criminal justice, and a doctorate in criminology and criminal justice. The bachelor’s degree program complies with the core curriculum requirements of the University System of Georgia.

Mission

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology emphasizes issues of crime and justice occurring in urban environments from a multicultural, interdisciplinary perspective to inform science, policy, and practice.  The mission of the Department is to produce students who are critical and ethical thinkers, knowledgeable about the issues of crime and justice, and prepared for leadership positions in public and private criminal justice.

Program Admission

There are no admission requirements specific to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice beyond the admission requirements to the University.

Program Financial Information

No special fees are associated with the Bachelor of Science degree program in Criminal Justice. Students must pay all tuition and fees required by the University.

Program Academic Regulations

  1. The Department has two academic track options: Crime and Justice Track or Legal Track. The Crime and Justice Track provides a traditional curriculum for criminal justice majors, while the Legal Track is designed for criminal justice majors desiring more intensive exposure to law often in preparation for law school. Students are automatically placed in the Crime and Justice Track unless they opt into the Legal Track.
  2. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in CRJU 1100 (or equivalent transfer course and CRJU 2200) and C- or higher in all Area F – J, 2000 – 4000-level criminal justice courses to be eligible for a degree in Criminal Justice. Students must have an institutional grade point average of 2.0 at Georgia State (GSU) in order to graduate from the University.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours in 2000-4000-level criminal justice courses at Georgia State University. CRJU 1100CRJU 3100 is not included in this GSU CRJU residency requirement.
  4. Students may transfer in a maximum of three (3) courses (e.g., 9 credits) in Areas F-I.  Students must still meet the GSU CRJU residency requirement.
  5. A student who has received a grade of D, F, or WF in an Area (G) (Foundations of Analyses) course may repeat the course up to two times. This allows the student a maximum of three attempts to successfully complete the course.  Emergency Withdrawals will not count against course attempts; documentation that a hardship withdrawal was granted must be provided in the situation where a fourth attempt is requested.
  6. Students should complete a majority of lower-division courses (Areas A – E) prior to taking 4000 level criminal justice courses.
  7. Students should take or complete all Area F (Criminal Justice Core) courses before taking 4000 level criminal justice courses.
  8. Students should be enrolled in or have taken all Area G (Foundations of Analyses) courses before enrolling in 4000 level criminal justice courses
  9. All criminal justice majors must complete an internship/capstone experience (CRJU 4930 and CRJU 4935) during their final semester in the program. These combined courses count for a total of nine (9) hours:  CRJU 4930 at 3 hours and CRJU 4935 at 6 hours. Students will complete 180 hours at an internship agency as part of the requirements in CRJU 4935. Placement with an agency that deals with sensitive information may require a background investigation, which can include checks for prior arrests and convictions, abuse of illegal drugs, and DUI convictions. If students have a criminal record either before they declare their major or acquire a criminal record after declaring their major, they might be prohibited from participating in the internship. Since the internship is a requirement, students might be excluded from the degree program by the internship coordinator or department chair.  A thorough description of the internship program is found at criminaljustice.gsu.edu/student-resources/internship-program/.
  10. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology believes that all students in the internship program (criminal justice seminar and field placement) must be personally and psychologically equipped as well as academically prepared. A student may be denied entry into an intern field experience based on departmental prerequisites or the professional judgment of faculty based on observed performance, behavior, or documentation that indicates erratic, unpredictable, or unsuitable conduct. This policy is based on the premise that criminal justice faculty should be part of the evaluation of a student’s ability to function adequately and safely in a criminal justice setting and that the faculty has a right and responsibility to make such judgments prior to placing a student in an internship.
  11. The internship coordinator or department chair may remove a student from an internship site if circumstances arise at the site that pose an unforeseen danger to the student’s welfare or an unforeseen risk of liability to the student, faculty, or Department. If the reason for the move is not the fault of the student, the internship coordinator shall make reasonable efforts to assist the student with finding a new placement agency. If it is not possible to secure placement with a new agency the student will receive a grade of incomplete and be required to re-enroll in the field placement course the following academic semester. The internship coordinator and department chair also have authority to withdraw a student from a classroom and/or field experience (i.e., CRJU 4930, CRJU 4935) if the student’s performance constitutes a detriment to other students in the class and/or to personnel at the field internship site, or if the student is arrested, convicted, and/or violates the agency’s workplace rules, policies, or procedures. If a student is withdrawn due to academic misconduct, the student will be given an F in both the course(s) and many be subjected to discipline through the University’s academic discipline process.  Students terminated from their internships by their host agency, or removed by the Department for inappropriate behavior, will receive a failing grade for both CRJU 4930 and CRJU 4935.  In this event they may not administratively withdraw from the courses and will receive a grade of “WF” rather than “W” for both courses should they attempt to withdraw from the courses prior to the term’s midpoint.
  12. All applications for the internship program must be completed online at criminaljustice.gsu.edu/student-resources/internship-program and submitted to the AYS Office of Academic Assistance (OAA). OAA shall determine each student’s eligibility to intern and shall forward a list of approved students to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology internship coordinator. Without exception, all applications must be submitted by the following dates in order for students to be considered for placement in the specified semester: February 15 for Fall semester; May 15 for Spring semester; September 15 for Summer semester.

Program Degree Requirements:

Crime and Justice Track:

Requirements for Areas A through D of the undergraduate core curriculum are listed in the “Core Curriculum” in the GSU undergraduate catalog. Semester hours are shown in parentheses following an entry. Area H courses can fulfill Area I requirements. Courses from Areas H and I can fulfill Area K requirements. Before enrolling in any 4000 level courses, a student should be enrolled in or have taken all Area G courses.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Math, Technology and Science (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

  1. United States History – Legislative Requirement: satisfied by HIST 2110 and POLS 1101 (6)
  2. Global Economics, Global Politics, and World History Requirement: Select one course (3)
  3. CRJU 2200 Social Science and the American Crime Problem (3)

Area F: Criminal Justice Core (18)

  1. Required Courses (12):
  2. Electives (6):
    • Select two (3.0 hour) courses chosen from the 1000-2000 level offerings of the College of Arts & Sciences, Robinson College of Business, the School of Public Health, or the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (6)

Area G: Foundations of Analysis (12)

  • CRJU 3020 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 3060 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice – CTW (3)
  • CRJU 3410 Criminological Theory (3)
  • CRJU 3610 Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)

Area H: Legal Issues (3)* – select one course from the following:

  • CRJU 3710 Policing and Individual Rights (3)
  • CRJU 4040 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (3)
  • CRJU 4720 Law, Justice, and Social Change (3)
  • CRJU 4760 Criminal Procedure (3)
  • CRJU 4780 Criminal Law (3)
  • CRJU 4910 Selected Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 4915 Controversial Legal Issues in Criminal Justice (3)

* Note: Area H courses may count towards Area I

Area I: Criminal Justice Issues (15) – select five courses from the following:

*Note CRJU 3005 does not count in Areas H or I for criminal justice majors but it will count in Area K.

Area J: Capstone and Internship (9)

  • CRJU 4930 Internship Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 4935 Criminal Justice Field Instruction (6)

Area K: Electives (21). Students may choose 21 credit hours of approved electives. These hours may be used to satisfy Criminal Justice residency hours.

Note: The University’s 39 credit hour residency requirement and the residency requirement of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (noted in Program Academic Regulation #3 above) must be satisfied.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120

Legal Track:

Requirements for Areas A through D of the undergraduate core curriculum are listed in the “Core Curriculum” in the GSU undergraduate catalog. Semester hours are shown in parentheses following an entry. Area H courses can fulfill Area I requirements. Courses from Areas H and I can fulfill Area K requirements. Before enrolling in any 4000 level courses a student must be enrolled in or have taken all Area G courses.

Area E: Social Science (12)

  1. United States History – Legislative Requirement: satisfied by HIST 2110 and POLS 1101 (6)
  2. Global Economics, Global Politics, and World History Requirement: Select one course (3)
  3. CRJU 2200 Social Science and the American Crime Problem (3)

Area F: Criminal Justice Core (18)

  1. Required Courses (12):
  2. Electives (6):
    • Select two (3.0 hour) courses chosen from the 1000-2000 level offerings of the College of Arts & Sciences, Robinson College of Business, the School of Public Health, or the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (6)

Area G: Foundations of Analysis (12)

  • CRJU 3020 Research Methods in Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 3060 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice – CTW (3)
  • CRJU 3410 Criminological Theory (3)
  • CRJU 3610 Statistical Analysis in Criminal Justice (3)

Area H: Legal Issues (12) – select four courses from the following:

Area I: Criminal Justice Issues (6) – select two courses from the following:

* Note CRJU 3005 does not count in Areas H or I for criminal justice majors but it will count in Area K.

Area J: Capstone and Internship (9)

  • CRJU 4930 Internship Seminar in Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRJU 4935 Criminal Justice Field Instruction (6)

Area K: Electives (21). Students may choose 21 credit hours of approved electives. These hours may be used to satisfy Criminal Justice residency hours.

Note: The University’s 39 credit hour residency requirement and the residency requirement of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (noted in Program Academic Regulation #3 above) must be satisfied.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120

 

2105.10 Minor in Criminal Justice

Students who wish to minor in criminal justice must take 15 hours of courses in Criminal Justice, including CRJU 1100 (Introduction to Criminal Justice), CRJU 2200 (Social Science and the American Crime Problem) and nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours in courses in Criminal Justice may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major. (A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.).

2110 Economics

Programs Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics
  2. Bachelor of Science Major in Economics
  3. Minor in Economics
  4. Bachelor of Arts Major in International Economics and Modern Languages
  5. Dual Degree Programs:
    • Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics and Master of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts Major in International Economics and Modern Languages and Master of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelor of Science Major in Economics and Master of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics and Master of Arts in Teaching Major in Social Science Education
    • Bachelor of Science Major in Economics and Master of Arts in Teaching Major in Social Science Education

For information about the B.B.A. degree with a major in business economics offered by the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, please refer to that college’s chapter in this catalog.

Economics provides a way of thinking about everyday decision-making in a world of limited options. It explains the economy as a whole; how it is best organized to provide goods, services, jobs, stable prices, and other economic goals. Economists study the ways a society distributes scarce resources such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery to produce goods and services choices that must be made because time, income, wealth, workers, and natural resources are limited. Principles of economics are useful at all levels of decision-making, and provide an essential framework for analyzing and understanding such major issues as inflation, unemployment, deregulation of banking, tax reform, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, labor productivity, and foreign debt crises.

Most economists are concerned with practical applications of economic policy in a particular area. They use their understanding of economic relationships to advise businesses and other organizations, including insurance companies, banks, securities firms, computer and data processing companies, management consulting firms, industry and trade associations, labor unions, and government agencies. Some economists work abroad for companies with international operations and for organizations like the World Bank and United Nations.

Economists use mathematical models to develop programs that predict, for example, the nature and length of business cycles, the effects of inflation on the economy, or the effects of tax legislation on unemployment levels. Preparing reports on the results of their research is an important part of the economist’s job. Being able to present economic concepts in a meaningful way is particularly important for economists who are involved in making policy for their organizations.

The student with a major or minor in economics may choose from a broad array of topics including foreign trade, environmental and natural resources economics, money and credit, public sector economics, labor economics, economic development, international finance, urban and regional economics, economic history, industrial organization and antitrust policies, and mathematical economics. Majors may pursue careers in many areas, some of which are listed below along with courses applicable to the career choice.

Career Opportunities and Related Courses: A recent study by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that college graduates who majored in economics were among the highest paid employees (economics ranked as the third most lucrative major). An undergraduate degree in economics furnishes a valuable background for a domestic or international career in law, government, business or education. Government service provides many opportunities at the federal, state, and local level that require only an undergraduate degree in economics. What economists do in business is as broad and varied as the full scale of managing a firm’s operations; economists are found in staff departments handling marketing, business planning and policy, finance, international operations, government relations, and even purchasing and operating logistics. An economics degree also combines well with training in other disciplines such as finance, real estate, political science, journalism, history, law, and foreign languages.

Students who plan to have a career or pursue graduate work that uses economics should consider the courses linked at economics.gsu.edu/files/2014/12/ECON-Recommended-Economic-Courses.pdf. The listings are suggestions for broad categories and do not exclude other offerings. These suggestions do not replace advisement or override any degree requirements regarding choices of major or elective courses.

A Top Ranked Program: The Department of Economics is ranked 1st in Georgia, and 9th among 33 Southeastern programs, and 50th in the U.S., according to a recent issue of the Southern Economic Journal, with considerably higher national rankings in the subfields that our faculty selected as primary areas of concentration, including: 8th in Urban, Rural and Regional Economics; 11th in Public Economics; 20th in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; 23rd in Labor and Demographic Economics. The department also got high marks in general Economics and teaching (14th), methodology and History of Economic Thought (16th).

Program Admission

There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the B.A. or B.S. with a major in Economics or the B.A. with a major in International Economics and Modern Languages.

Program Financial Information

There are no additional fees other than the tuition and fees charged by the University for enrollment in these programs.

Program Degree Requirements

For degree credit, a minimum grade of C must be attained in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102, in all courses in the major common core curriculum, policy/business and minor for the B.A. and B.S. degrees with a major in Economics, and in all courses in the major common core curriculum and modern languages concentration for the B.A. with a major in International Economics and Modern Languages.

2110.10 Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Degree Requirements and Graduation” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester hours credit required for each section is shown in parentheses. Students may not receive both a B.A. and a B.S. degree from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies with a major in economics.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Math, Technology and Science (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics – If taken in Area D, a 1000/2000 level elective from Areas A-E may be substituted.
  • Foreign language sequence requirement (6):  1001/1002 or 2001/2002. Choose from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Spanish, or Turkish. A combined course, FREN 1101 or SPAN 1101, will satisfy the Area F requirement.  If part of your sequence was used in Area C, you must choose an additional 1000/2000 level elective from Areas A-E.
  • Elective: One 1000/2000 level course chosen from Areas A-E.

Area G: Major Common Core Curriculum (24).  A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

  • ECON 3900 Macroeconomics-CTW
  • ECON 3910 Microeconomics
  • ECON 4999 Senior Capstone in Economic Policy*
  • Choose five 4000 level ECON courses (15)*

*The prerequisites for ECON 4999 are ECON 3900, ECON 3910, and two 4000-level economics courses with a grade of C or better. Students are to plan accordingly with regard to the course prerequisites and graduation.

**Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A.T. Social Studies Education are eligible to complete the 7000-level versions of the economics undergraduate classes and have them count toward both the B.A. and M.A.T. degrees. Students in this program should take twelve semester hours (12) of 7000-level economics courses to count in place of some of the fifteen semester hours (15) of 4000-level economics courses required in area G.  It is recommended that students include ECON 7100 Economics for Teachers in their 7000-level economics courses.

**Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A. Economics are eligible to complete graduate-level versions of the economics undergraduate classes and have them count toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. Students in this program should take twelve semester hours (12) of graduate-level economics courses to count in place of some of the fifteen semester hours (15) of 4000-level economics courses required in area G.

Area H: Policy/Business (6).  A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

Select two courses from the following three topic areas: Both courses cannot be taken from the same topic area, and courses may not be from the department in which the student is receiving the minor.

  1. Policy:
  2. Math/Business:
    • MATH 3000 Bridge to Higher Mathematics
    • MATH 3070 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • MATH 3260 Differential Equations
    • MATH 3435 Introductory Linear Algebra
    • MATH 4211 Optimization
    • MATH 4265 Partial Differential Equations
    • MATH 4435 Linear Algebra
    • MATH 4547 Introduction to Statistical Methods
    • MATH 4548 Methods of Regression and Analysis of Variance
    • MATH 4661 Analysis I
    • MATH 4752 Analysis II
    • MATH 4751 Mathematical Statistics I
    • MATH 4752 Mathematical Statistics II
    • ACCT Any 3000/4000 course
    • BCOM Any 3000/4000 course
    • CIS Any 3000/4000 course
    • FI Any 3000/4000 course
    • IB Any 3000/4000 course
    • MGS Any 3000/4000 course
    • MK Any 3000/4000 course
    • RMI Any 3000/4000 course
  3. Skills:
    • CPS 3300 Interpersonal Skills
    • ENGL 3130 Business Writing
    • LGLS 3020 Introduction to the Law
    • LGLS 4050 Principles of Business Law
    • POLS 3145 Introduction to American Law
    • POLS 4130 American Constitutional Law
    • PHIL 3730 Business Ethics
    • PHIL 4500 Symbolic Logic
    • PHIL 4760 Ethics and Contemporary Public Policy-Ethics Bowl
    • PHIL 4820 Philosophy of Law
    • PMAP 4411 Introduction to the Law for Public and Nonprofit Managers
    • PSYC 3560 Leadership and Group Dynamics
    • [SPCH 3010] Advanced Public Speaking
    • [SPCH 3210] Business and Professional Communication
    • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities**

Area I: Minor (15).  The 15 semester hours in the minor must include nine semester hours at the 3000/4000 level. A grade of C or higher is required in all minor courses. The minor area must consist of 15 semester hours in one department/school/institute other than the major. For some minors, the department/school/institute has designated specific courses that must be completed to constitute the minor.

Area J: Electives (15).  These 15 semester hours must include six semester hours at the 3000/4000 level.  Elective courses to complement the major are selected in consultation with the faculty advisor or undergraduate academic advisor in the University Advisement Center or Office of Academic Assistance.

** Students accepted into the dual program B.A Economics and M.A.T Social Studies Education should enroll in EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3) and six hours of graduate-level courses in the College of Education and Human Development. EXC 4020 can count in area H of the B.A. Economics degree program. The additional six hours of graduate-level courses in the College of Education and Human Development should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, and can count in area J of the B.A. Economics Degree program.

***Students accepted into the dual program B.A Economics and MA Economics should enroll in nine hours of graduate level economics courses. The additional nine hours of graduate level economics courses should be selected in consultation with the Department of Economics MA program director, and can count in area J of the B.A. Economics Degree program.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120

2110.11 Bachelor of Science Major in Economics

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Academic Regulations” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester hours credit required for each section is shown in parentheses.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Math, Technology and Science (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics – If taken in Area D, a 1000/2000 level elective from Areas A-E may be substituted.
  • MATH 1220 Survey of Calculus
  • Electives: Two 1000/2000 level courses from Areas A-E.

Area G: Major Common Core Curriculum (24). A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

*The prerequisites for ECON 4999 are ECON 3900, ECON 3910, and two 4000-level economics courses with a grade of C or better. Students are to plan accordingly with regard to the course pre-requisites and graduation.

**Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A.T. Social Studies Education are eligible to complete the 7000-level versions of the economics undergraduate classes and have them count toward both the B.A. and M.A.T. degrees. Students in this program should take twelve semester hours (12) of 7000-level economics courses to count in place of some of the fifteen semester hours (15) of 4000-level economics courses required in area G. It is recommended that students include ECON 7100 Economics for Teachers in their 7000-level economics courses.

**Students accepted into the dual program B.A. Economics and M.A. Economics are eligible to complete graduate-level versions of the economics undergraduate classes and have them count toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees. Students in this program should take twelve semester hours (12) of graduate-level economics courses to count in place of some of the fifteen semester hours (15) of 4000-level economics courses required in area G.

Area H: Policy/Business (6).  A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

Select two courses from the following three topic areas. Both courses cannot be taken from the same topic area, and courses may not be from the department in which the student is receiving the minor.

  1. Policy:
  2. Math/Business:
    • MATH 3000 Bridge to Higher Mathematics
    • MATH 3070 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • MATH 3260 Differential Equations
    • MATH 3435 Introductory Linear Algebra
    • MATH 4211 Optimization
    • MATH 4265 Partial Differential Equations
    • MATH 4435 Linear Algebra
    • MATH 4547 Introduction to Statistical Methods
    • MATH 4548 Methods of Regression and Analysis of Variation
    • MATH 4661 Analysis I
    • MATH 4662 Analysis II
    • MATH 4751 Mathematical Statistics I
    • MATH 4752 Mathematical Statistics II
    • ACCT Any 3000/4000 course
    • BCOM Any 3000/4000 course
    • CIS Any 3000/4000 course
    • FI Any 3000/4000 course
    • IB Any 3000/4000 course
    • MGS Any 3000/4000 course
    • MK Any 3000/4000 course
    • RMI Any 3000/4000 course
  3. Skills:
    • CPS 3300 Interpersonal Skills
    • ENGL 3130 Business Writing
    • LGLS 3020 Introduction to the Law
    • LGLS 4050 Principles of Business Law
    • POLS 3145 Introduction to American Law
    • POLS 4130 American Constitutional Law
    • PHIL 3730 Business Ethics
    • PHIL 4500 Symbolic Logic
    • PHIL 4760 Ethics and Contemporary Public Policy-Ethics Bowl
    • PHIL 4820 Philosophy of Law
    • PMAP 4411 Introduction to the Law for Public and Nonprofit Managers
    • PSYC 3560 Leadership and Group Dynamics
    • [SPCH 3010] Advanced Public Speaking
    • [SPCH 3210] Business and Professional Communication
    • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities**

Area I: Minor (15).  The 15 semester hours in the minor must include nine semester hours at the 3000/4000 level. A grade of C or higher is required in all minor courses. The minor area must consist of 15 semester hours in one department/school/institute other than the major. For some minors, the department/school/institute has designated specific courses that must be completed to constitute the minor.

Area J: Electives (15).  These 15 semester hours must include six semester hours at the 3000/4000 level.

** Students accepted into the dual program B.A Economics and M.A.T Social Studies Education should enroll in EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3) and six hours of graduate-level courses in the College of Education and Human Development. EXC 4020 can count in area H of the B.A. Economics degree program. The additional six hours of graduate-level courses in the College of Education and Human Development should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, and can count in area J of the B.A. Economics Degree program.

***Students accepted into the dual program B.A Economics and MA Economics should enroll in nine hours of graduate level economics courses. The additional nine hours of graduate level economics courses should be selected in consultation with the Department of Economics MA program director, and can count in area J of the B.A. Economics Degree program.

Elective courses to complement the major are selected in consultation with the faculty advisor or undergraduate advisor in the University Advisement Center or Office of Academic Assistance.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120

Concentration in Social Studies Education

The Social Studies Education Concentration in Economics is designed for students who wish to become secondary school teachers. This degree provides the initial content area preparation for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Social Studies Education in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State or a similar master’s degree at another university. For teacher certification, the student must also complete the M.A.T. in Social Studies Education or a similar master’s degree at another university.

The Social Studies Education Concentration in Economics is designed to provide students with the content area preparation required for teaching economics and other social studies courses at the middle and high school levels. Students pursuing this concentration must take 21 hours in economics and must also choose three allied fields from the following departments, taking nine hours in each (for a total of 27 hours in allied fields): African-American studies, geography, history, political science, and only one of the behavioral science departments of sociology, anthropology, or psychology.

Area G: Major Courses (21): A grade of C or higher is required in all major courses.

        • ECON 3900 Macroeconomics -CTW (3)
        • ECON 3910 Microeconomics (3)
        • ECON 4999 Senior Capstone in Economic Policy (3)*
        • Choose four 4000 level economics courses (12)

*The prerequisites for ECON 4999 are ECON 3900, ECON 3910, and two 4000-level economics courses with a grade of “C” or better. Students are to plan accordingly with regard to the course prerequisites and graduation.

Area H: Allied Fields (27): The student must take a total of 27 hours in three allied fields (nine hours in each field). The allied fields are political science, geography, history, or behavioral science. The behavioral science field consists of nine hours from anthropology, psychology, or sociology. The student should see each department’s list for the courses to be taken in the nine hours for that discipline.

Area I: Electives (12): These 12 semester hours must be at the 3000/4000 level. Elective courses to complement the major are selected in consultation with the faculty mentor or undergraduate advisor in the University Advisement Center or Office of Academic Assistance.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120

Economics as an Allied Field (9): If a student chooses economics as one of their three allied fields, three courses must be chosen from the following two lists:  At least one course must be taken from each list.

  1. Macroeconomics & Policy – These courses have ECON 2105 as a prerequisite:
  2. Microeconomics & Policy – These courses have ECON 2106 as a prerequisite:

2110.12 Minor in Economics:

Students who wish to minor in economics must take 15 semester hours of courses in economics, with at least nine of those semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 semester hours in courses in economics may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major. (A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor).

2120 International Economics and Modern Languages

2120.10 Bachelor of Arts Major in International Economics and Modern Languages

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Academic Regulations” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester hours credit required for each section is shown in parentheses.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Math, Technology and Science (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3) – If taken in Area D, a 1000/2000 level elective from Areas A-E may be substituted.
  • Elective (3): One 1000/2000 level course chosen from Areas A-E. Students with a language concentration in Spanish must choose SPAN 2203 or 2501 as the Area F elective.
  • Foreign Language (6) – select one of the following three language options:
    1. Chinese:
    2. French:
    3. German:
    4. Italian:
    5. Spanish:

    Note: Students who have not already attained elementary-level proficiency in their chosen language will be required to take prerequisite courses: CHIN, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, or SPAN 1001 and/or 1002. In that case, the 1002 language course may be used to satisfy 3 semester hours of core requirements in Area C, Humanities and Fine Arts.

    Students who have already attained intermediate-level competency in the primary language may substitute 1000/2000 level courses in another language for CHIN, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, or SPAN 2001/2002 (or SPAN 2203 or SPAN 2501) upon approval of the Department of World Languages and Cultures advisor.

Area G: Economics Common Core Curriculum (24). A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

*The prerequisites for ECON 4999 are ECON 3900, ECON 3910, and two 4000-level economics courses with a grade of C or better. Students are to plan accordingly with regard to the course pre-requisites and graduation.

Area H: Modern Languages Common Core (24). A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

  1. Chinese Language and Society:
  2. French:
    • FREN 3013 Intensive Grammar Review
    • FREN 3023 Advanced Conversation and Composition
    • FREN 3033 Introduction to Analysis of Literary Texts-CTW
    • FREN 4033 French for International Business I
    • FREN 4043 French for International Business II
    • FREN 4053 Advanced Grammar and Translation
    • FREN 4123 Contemporary France -CTW
    • Choose one elective FREN 3000/4000 course (3)
  3. German:
    • GRMN 3301 Advanced German I-CTW
    • GRMN 3302 Advanced German II
    • GRMN 3311 Introduction to Reading German Literature
    • GRMN 3312 Introduction to Reading German Literature
    • GRMN 4431 German for International Business I
    • GRMN 4432 German for International Business II
    • Choose two of the following list of courses (6):
  4. Italian:
    • ITAL 3301 Civilization
    • ITAL 3302 Adv Composition and Conversation
    • ITAL 3303 Italian Cultural Expression
    • ITAL 4414 Topics in Italian Literature (may be taken more than once if topic is different)
    • ITAL 4033 Italian for International Business I
    • ITAL 4043 Italian for International Business II
    • Choose two additional ITAL 3000/4000 level courses (6)
  5. Spanish:
    • SPAN 3303 Advanced Grammar or Span 3501 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
    • SPAN 3307 Introduction to Study of Literary Texts-CTW
    • SPAN 3309 Spanish Culture and Civilization or SPAN 3311 Latin American Culture & Civilization
    • SPAN 4405 Spanish for International Business I
    • SPAN 4407 Spanish for International Business II
    • SPAN 4409 Techniques for Translation
    • Choose two elective SPAN 3000/4000 courses (6)

Area I: Electives (12) These 12 semester hours can be at any level. Elective courses to complement the major are selected in consultation with the faculty mentor or undergraduate advisor in the University Advisement Center or Office of Academic Assistance.

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120

 

2121 Dual Degree & Certificate Programs in Economics

2121.10 B.S./B.A. Economics or BA in International Economics and Modern Languages/ M.A. in Economics Dual Degree Program

This dual degree program, allowing completion of both a bachelors degree and a masters degree in approximately 5 years, is available to undergraduates majoring in economics who have completed at least 30 hours of academic credit and who have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students may apply to this program at any time after completing 30 hours but prior to completing 90 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants are applying for early acceptance into the M.A. in Economics program and therefore must submit the following documentation in addition to meeting the GPA requirement:

  • Complete the B.S./M.A. or B.A./M.A. pre-application form. This will be kept on file in the Department of Economics and in the Office of Academic Assistance in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  • Personal statement of goals and/or reasons to enter the M.A. program

Final acceptance into the M.A. portion of the program will be contingent upon the following:

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completion of 90 hours towards the B.S./ B.A. degree in Economics or B.A. in IEML.

The curriculum allows students to satisfy the content requirement of the M.A. program by enrolling in the 6000-level or 8000-level counterparts of the economics courses. Normally, students in their 4th year are enrolled in both the B.S. or B.A. and the M.A. programs, and will receive the B.S or B.A. after the 4th year. In the 5th year, students will take graduate courses and complete their M.A. research paper.

The M.A. Economics requirements are described more fully in the Department of Economics section 2050.20 of the Graduate Catalog. For more information on this program’s curriculum, please contact the Department of Economics.

Total Semester Hours for Dual Degree: 148

2121.20 B.S./B.A. Economics/ M.A.T. Social Science Education Dual Degree Program

This dual degree program, allowing completion of both degrees and teacher certification requirements in approximately 5 years, is available to undergraduates majoring in economics who have completed at least 30 hours of academic credit and who have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students may apply to the option at any time after completing 30 hours, but prior to completing 90 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants are applying for early acceptance into the College of Education and Human Development’s M.A.T. program and therefore must submit the following documentation in addition to meeting the GPA requirement:

  • Complete the B.S./M.A.T. or B.A./M.A.T. pre-application form. This will be kept on file in the Department of Economics and in the Office of Academic Assistance in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation: (a) one academic or professional letter; (b) one letter from someone who can evaluate the applicant’s personal qualifications, experience, and background in light of potential to work successfully with adolescents; (c) one letter from a current work supervisor, if applicable
  • Documentation of previous work experience (résumé or curriculum vitae)
  • Personal statement of goals and/or reasons for teaching
  • Successful interview with appropriate program faculty in the Department of Economics and in the College of Education and Human Development

Final acceptance into the M.A.T. portion of the program will be contingent upon the following:

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completion of 90 hours towards the B.S. or B.A. degree in Economics;
  • Submission of acceptable GRE scores;
  • Filing an application to the M.A.T. program by the appropriate deadline.
  • Submission of passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment (or provide an exemption)

The curriculum allows students to satisfy the content requirement of the M.A.T. program by enrolling in the 7000-level counterparts of the economics courses. In addition, to meet the M.A.T. and teacher certification requirements, students will enroll in EXC 4020 and six hours of graduate-level courses required for the M.A.T. in satisfying nine hours of elective credits towards the B.S. or B.A. in Economics.

Normally, students in their 4th year are enrolled in both the B.S. or B.A. and the M.A.T. programs and will receive the B.S or B.A. after the 4th year. In the 5th year, students will take professional education courses (24 semester hours) and will focus on the student teaching requirements.

For more information on this program’s curriculum, please contact the Department of Economics. The M.A.T. requirements for Social Science Education are described more fully in the College of Education and Human Development section of the Graduate Catalog.

Total Semester Hours for Dual Degree: 147

2125 Certificates in Economics

Certificates: The Department of Economics offers a certificate to students, which indicates that they have successfully completed (with a minimum grade of C) a concentration of economics courses in a specialty area. These certificates are conferred by the department and will not appear on official transcripts or diplomas from the university. Certificates are available to majors and non-majors.

Certificates are available in the following areas:

For more information about certificates or concentration in Economics visit this website: economics.gsu.edu/programs/undergraduate/concentration-completion-certificate-form/.

2135 Social Entrepreneurship

Programs Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Entrepreneurship

The BIS in Social Entrepreneurship prepares students to become agents and leaders of social change who will transform communities through innovative problem solving and business approaches. Social entrepreneurship is a growing movement in the nonprofit and business sectors that couples the resources generated by business activities with the social ambitions of nonprofit organizations. This joint program between the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Robinson College of Business gives students the opportunity to draw on coursework spanning both the business and nonprofit worlds. In addition, students are able to choose from a host of courses across the university that relate to different social issues.

Students in the program can focus their attention on gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to work in or build a for-profit business with a social benefit or a nonprofit organization with a revenue-generating social venture. Core courses include entrepreneurship, nonprofit organization and management, and financial resource development, as well as an internship in a social enterprise. Students completing the degree become innovative participants in the social entrepreneurship movement that is developing sustainable solutions to problems on the local, national and international levels.

Learning objectives

  • To understand social innovation and its emergence as a strategy for solving global problems.
  • To learn conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques aimed at understanding the nature of the social value creation process.
  • To understand the financial, legal and business framework of social enterprises.
  • To develop skills needed to collaborate across disciplines to find innovative strategies to address global social problems and lead in the public sector.

Program Admission

There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the B.I.S. program with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship.

Program Financial Information

There are no additional fees other than the tuition and fees charged by the University for enrollment in this program.

Program Degree Requirements

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Academic Regulations” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester credit hours required for each section is shown in parentheses.

Area A through E: Undergraduate Core Curriculum (42)
Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Academic Regulations” chapter of this catalog. In Area B, it is recommended that students take PERS 2002: Scientific Perspectives—Social Innovation & Enterprise for Global Problems.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)
Students should enter the Social Entrepreneurship major having taken course prerequisites needed for entrance into their planned program of study. Below is a list of prerequisites for upper-level courses in the major or courses relevant to the major. If ECON 2105, ECON 2106, PSYC 1101, or SOCI 1160 is taken in Area E, any 1000/2000 level course may be substituted.

  • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • BUSA 2106 Legal Environment for Business (3)
  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3)

Area G: Major Common Core Curriculum (33): “C” or better grade is required of all courses in this area.

  • BUSA 3090 Survey of Business Principles for Non-Business Students (3)
  • ENI 3101 Entrepreneurial Thinking for Startups (3)
  • ENI 3102 The Startup Venture (3)
  • ENI 3103 Commercializing the Startup (3)
  • ENI 4100 From Startup to Growth Company (3)
  • PMAP 3031 Policy Leadership (3)
  • PMAP 3210 Intro to the Nonprofit Sector (3)
  • PMAP 3213 Nonprofit Financial Resources (3)
  • PMAP 3231 Nonprofit Management & Leadership (3)
  • PMAP 3311 Critical Policy Issues-CTW (3)
  • PMAP 4941 Internship* (3)

* Internships are required for all undergraduate students lacking significant prior administrative experience in a public or nonprofit agency or a related organization. Internship experiences provide students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills associated with their curriculum. This opportunity for professional growth and development requires enrollment in three hours of PMAP 4941. The department’s internship coordinators assist in the search for an appropriate internship opportunity. Students are expected to take the lead in this search. Internship credit requires the completion of 200 hours of work. Students are free to work full-time or part-time, according to their needs and those of their internship sponsor. Many students find paid internships, but there are some unpaid internships available that are very desirable. Students should consider the value of the experience that an internship provides, in addition to the pay. Internship information and applications are available from the Department of Public Management and Policy, or the PMAP internship homepage on the web at pmap.gsu.edu/student-resources/. Students with substantial prior administrative experience may petition to waive the internship requirement. Petition forms are available online through the Office of Academic Assistance at aysps.wufoo.com/forms/undergraduate-petition/.

Area H: Concentration (18): A “C” or better grade is required for all courses in this area.

Choose six classes from any one concentration. Students may not take more than 12 credits in any one prefix. Students may petition the program director to add classes appropriate to the concentration if not listed.
Economic Development and Cities, or
Education, or
Global Issues, or
Health and Human Behavior

Economic Development and Cities (18):

Education (18):

  • EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
  • EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching (3)
  • EDUC 2300 Introduction to Child Development (3)
  • EDUC 3010 Introduction to Urban Education (3)
  • EDUC 3333 Field Experiences in International Education (3)
  • EPY 2050 Learning, Memory and Cognition in the Real World (3)
  • LT 3000 Technology, Society and Education (3)
  • LT 3100Educational Technology in Africa and the Diaspora (3)
  • PSYC 4040 Developmental Psychology (3) (course pre-requisite is PSYC 1101)

Global Issues (18):

Health and Human Behavior (18):

  • ANTH 3100 Sex, Culture and Sexuality (3)
  • ANTH 4390 Diet, Demography and Disease (3) (course pre-requisite is ANTH 2020)
  • ANTH 4430 Anthropology of Public Health (3) (course pre-requisite is ANTH 2020)
  • ANTH 4460 Health and Culture (3) (course pre-requisite is ANTH 2020)
  • HA 3900 Introduction to the US Health Care System (3)
  • HA 3910 Health Policy in the United States: An Introduction (3)
  • KH 2360 Childhood Health and Wellness (3)
  • KH 2520 Principles of Physical Activity and Fitness (3)
  • KH 3000 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
  • PH 3000 Introduction to Public Health (3)
  • GERO 4116 Aging and Society (3)
  • GERO 4200 Health and Older Adults (3)
  • NURS 2010 Health and Human Development across the Lifespan (3)
  • NUTR 3100 Nutrition and Health (3)
  • [PSYCH 2103] Introduction to Human Development: Individual and Family Issues (3)
  • [PSYCH 4510] Community Psychology (3)
  • [PSYCH 4520] Environmental Psychology (3) (course pre-requisite is PSYC 1101)
  • SW 3000 Communication/Cultural Diversity (3)
  • SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3)
  • SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
  • SW 4330 Contemporary Health Challenges (3)
  • SOCI 3040 Cognition and Society (3)
  • SOCI 3346 Drug Use and Abuse (3)
  • SOCI 4230 Sociology of Health and Illness (3)

Area I: Approved Electives (9).
Students may select 9 semester hours (three classes) of electives from lower division 1000/2000 or upper division 3000/4000 level classes appropriate to the major.

Total Semester Hours for Degree – 120

2130 Public Policy

Programs Offered:

  1. B.S. in Public Policy
  2. Minors in Policy Studies
    • Minor in Public Policy
    • Minor in Nonprofit Leadership
    • Minor in Planning & Economic Development

Program Admission

There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the B.S. program with a major in Public Policy.

Program Financial Information

There are no additional fees other than the tuition and fees charged by the University for enrollment in this program.

Program Degree Requirements

For degree credit, a minimum grade of C must be attained in ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ECON 2105, ECON 2106, MATH 1070 and all courses in the major common core curriculum and the concentration.

2130.10 Bachelor of Science Major in Public Policy

Mission: The mission of the Public Policy program is to prepare students for roles as effective citizens and people who work in the public service. We seek talented and motivated students who want to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to become responsible and visionary leaders in a wide range of settings. While many graduates of our program choose to enter a career in the public sector or in nonprofit agencies, others make contributions to their community, state, and nation as active citizens in the civic and public arenas.

The career of the namesake of the School, Ambassador Andrew Young, illustrates how individuals can move from nonprofit organizations to public life and the private sector, while being a part of our increasingly global society. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy program learn about the institutions of a democracy and the ways in which policy making organizations relate to one another. Students acquire skills in policy writing, critical thinking, and analysis that are in demand by governmental agencies and nonprofit groups, as well as graduate and professional schools. Above all, they learn how to make a difference by becoming engaged in civic and public life.

Career Opportunities: A policy major can work as a city manager, community relations specialist, local or regional planner, policy analyst, environmental resource specialist, human resource manager, journalist, politician or campaign strategist, volunteer coordinator, nonprofit leader, or in many other exciting careers that make a difference.

Many graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy establish careers in public service. These alumni work in a variety of agencies including federal, state, and local governments as well as a number of public agencies. Others are employed in not-for-profit organizations that address many important needs. Some alumni work in the business world, but use the knowledge and skills from their Public Policy degree to become better, more active citizens in the civic and public arenas. The degree program also provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in law, public policy and administration, and related fields.

A Top Ranked Program: The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) is nationally recognized as having one of the elite programs in the field of public policy and management.  The U.S. News and World Report’s “2013 Edition America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranked the AYSPS 23rd overall among the 269 public affairs schools in the United States, and in the top 25 programs in the specialty areas of nonprofit management, public policy analysis and public management administration, and in the top 12 programs in public finance and budgeting, city management and urban policy, and information and technology management. A B.S. in Public Policy provides students the resources to be leaders and innovators in the public sphere for years after they have graduated from the program.

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Academic Regulations” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester credit hours required for each section is shown in parentheses.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Math, Technology and Science (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (15):
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (C or better) (3)
    • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (C or better) (3)
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (C or better) (3)
    • SOCI 1101 Introductory Sociology (3)
    • PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  2. Elective (3): One course chosen from the 1000-2000 level offerings of the College of Arts and Sciences, Robinson College of Business, College of Education and Human Development (with restrictions), or the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Area G: Major Common Core Curriculum (21): C or better grade is required of all courses in this area.

* Internships are required for all undergraduate students lacking significant prior administrative experience in a public or nonprofit agency or a related organization. Internship experiences provide students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills associated with their curriculum. This opportunity for professional growth and development requires enrollment in three hours of PMAP 4941. The department’s internship coordinators assist in the search for an appropriate internship opportunity. Students are expected to take the lead in this search. Internship credit requires the completion of 200 hours of work. Students are free to work full-time or part-time, according to their needs and those of their internship sponsor. Many students find paid internships, but there are some unpaid internships available that are very desirable. Students should consider the value of the experience that an internship provides, in addition to the pay. Internship information and applications are available from the Department of Public Management and Policy, or the PMAP internship homepage on the web at pmap.gsu.edu/student-resources/.  Students with substantial prior administrative experience may petition to waive the internship requirement. Petition forms are available online through the Office of Academic Assistance at aysps.wufoo.com/forms/undergraduate-petition/.

Area H: Concentration (21): A C or better grade is required for all courses in this area.

Students must choose one concentration from:

  • Nonprofit Leadership or
  • Planning and Economic Development or
  • Public Management and Governance
  1. Nonprofit Leadership (21): The nonprofit leadership concentration allows students to learn about the important role of nonprofit organizations in addressing social issues and interests in a democratic society and participating in the formulation and implementation of public policy. Through this concentration, students will become aware of the many and diverse career opportunities in the nonprofit sector, in areas such as the arts, social services, education, health care, the environment, policy advocacy, and international relief and development. They will learn the skills, knowledge and challenges of leadership in this sector. This concentration involves a service learning component and will prepare students for entry level jobs in nonprofit management and for graduate study in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and related fields.
    1. Required Courses (15):
      • PMAP 3210 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
      • PMAP 3213 Nonprofit Financial Resources
      • PMAP 3231 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
      • PMAP 4211 Human Resource Management Systems in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
      • PMAP 4411 Introduction to the Law for Public and Nonprofit Managers
    2. Concentration Courses (6) – select two courses from the following:
      • PMAP 3211 Career Development in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
      • PMAP 3411 Contemporary Planning
      • PMAP 3801 Public Administration and Politics
      • PMAP 4451 Economic Development Policy and Planning
  2. Planning and Economic Development (21):The planning and economic development concentration prepares students to work in both the public and private sectors addressing issues facing urban communities. It is appropriate for students who want to pursue careers or further study in the planning, development and management of communities. Courses introduce students to forces shaping the development of urban regions. Special attention is paid to planning for economic development, environmental quality, housing, land use, neighborhood revitalization, and transportation. During their studies, students learn about the variety of policies and strategies that citizens and planners can use to influence development.
    1. Required courses (15):
    2. Concentration Electives (6) – select two courses from the following:
  3. Public Management and Governance (21): How does government work, and what can we do to make it work better? The public management and governance concentration is for students who are excited about how government operates and how policies are converted into action. These are fascinating topics for those interested in improving the lives of citizens in communities and nations, and learning how to better address specific policy issues. Students in this concentration will also acquire the skills needed to compete for entry level jobs in governments, consulting firms, and with government contractors. This is the type of knowledge that would also be useful for students contemplating a professional degree in public administration, law, planning, or some type of policy research (think tanks, advocacy groups, universities, and/or lobbying organizations).
    1. Required courses (15):
    2. Concentration Electives (6) – select two courses from the following:
      • PMAP 3111 Urban Political Economy
      • PMAP 3210 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
      • PMAP 4211 Human Resource Management Systems in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
      • PMAP 4411 Introduction to the Law for Public and Nonprofit Managers

Area I: Approved Electives (18).  Students are required to complete 18 credit hours of advisor approved electives to complete an undergraduate degree. These may be accumulated in any field of study outside the PMAP department. PMAP requires 9 hours (three classes) of these electives to be upper division 3000/4000 level classes, with all 18 hours requiring advisor approval. A grade of “C” or better is recommended for approval.

Total Semester Hours for Degree – 120

2130.11 Minors in Policy Studies

Three minors are offered through the Department of Public Management and Policy (PMAP).

  1. Minor in Public Policy (15):
    This is the most general of the three minors offered in PMAP. A public policy minor can work as a city manager, community relations specialist, local or regional planner, policy analyst, environmental resource specialist, human resource manager, journalist, politician or campaign strategist, volunteer coordinator, nonprofit leader, or in many other exciting careers that make a difference. The minor allows students to select from public administration and leadership courses that will complement their major and their chosen career path, thereby opening doors into the public sector and broadening your employment opportunities beyond private (for profit) industry. Students wishing to minor in public policy should take 15 semester hours (5 courses) of PMAP courses at the 3000 level or above.
    Course Titles (15) – select five courses from the following:

  2. Minor in Nonprofit Leadership (15):
    The nonprofit leadership minor allows students to learn about the important role of nonprofit organizations in addressing social issues and interests in a democratic society, and participating in the formulation and implementation of public policy. Through this minor, students will become aware of the many and diverse career opportunities in the nonprofit sector, in areas such as the arts, social services, education, health care, the environment, policy advocacy, and international relief and development, and thy will learn the skills, knowledge and challenges of leadership in this sector. This minor will prepare students for entry level jobs in nonprofit management and for graduate study in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and related fields. The minor in nonprofit leadership requires 15 hours of coursework, which must include 3 credit hours of required courses and 12 additional credit hours from a list of pre-approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to complete PMAP 4941 (Internship) as part of their minor.

    1. Required course (3):
      • PMAP 3210 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector*
    2. Electives (12) – select four courses from the following:

      *Students who complete the courses marked with an asterisk are eligible to earn the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance national certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. To learn more about the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, please visit our website at pmap.gsu.edu/student-organizations/nonprofit-leadership-alliance-student-organization/.

  3. Minor in Planning & Economic Development (15):
    The planning and economic development minor prepares students to work in both the public and private sectors addressing issues facing urban communities. This minor is appropriate for students who want to pursue careers or further study in the planning, development and management of communities. Courses introduce students to forces shaping the development of urban regions. Special attention is paid to planning for economic development, environmental quality, housing, land use, neighborhood revitalization, and transportation. During their studies, students learn about the variety of policies and strategies that citizens and planners can use to influence development. The minor in Planning & Economic Development requires 15 hours of coursework, which must include 3 credit hours of required courses and 12 additional credit hours from a list of pre-approved courses. Students are strongly encouraged to complete PMAP 4941 (Internship) as part of their minor.

    1. Required course (3):
    2. Electives (12) – select four courses from the following:

2130.15 Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

The Department of Public Management and Policy is affiliated with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to preparing graduates and undergraduates for careers in nonprofit leadership. Graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to learn more about the criteria for earning NLA’s Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential by visiting Georgia State University’s NLA website: pmap.gsu.edu/student-organizations/nonprofit-leadership-alliance-student-organization/.

2140 Social Work

Programs Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Social Work

School of Social Work
1242 Urban Life Building, 404/413-1050
socialwork.gsu.edu/

The B.S.W. program’s mission is to prepare students for generalist social work practice in a range of roles and services that deal with the existing and developing challenges that confront individuals, families, groups, and communities. The goals of the B.S.W. program are to graduate students who will be able to: (1) think critically and communicate effectively in the application of social work knowledge, skills, and values to entry-level generalist practice, and (2) practice as entry-level generalist social workers.

Successful completion of this program may lead to advanced standing in many accredited graduate programs of social work.

The competencies and practice behaviors of the B.S.W. program are designed to be consistent with the missions and goals of the B.S.W. program, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and Georgia State University.  They are aligned with the Council of Social Work Education’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

B.S.W. Program Competencies:

  1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior.
  2. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  3. Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
  4. Engage In practice-informed research and research-informed practice.
  5. Engage in policy practice.
  6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
  9. Evaluate Practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Program Admission

The requirements and procedures for admission to Georgia State University are summarized in the university section of this General Catalog. That application process permits a potential student to indicate the college in which the individual wishes to register upon acceptance and to indicate the intended major. Based upon that application, an individual may be accepted by the university and by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Entering students who wish to major in social work begin their affiliation with the School of Social Work in a Pre-Social Work (P.S.W.) status. A later, separate application and decision process is required before a student can be formally accepted into the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) status. The priority application deadline is May 15 prior to the junior year. However, applications will be accepted after that date until August 1 on a space availability basis. (B.S.W. applications are NOT processed between August – December.)

Pre-Social Work (P.S.W.) Student

All students admitted to the School of Social Work begin as Pre-Social Work (P.S.W.) students and change their status only after the student has made formal application and formal admission has been granted. P.S.W. status is assigned to students who have not completed all lower-division courses in Areas A-F or have not met GPA eligibility requirements. To complete these areas, P.S.W. students must register only for the lower-division courses specified in their advisement files.

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) Student

For a student to be considered for B.S.W. status, the student must:

  1. Be in good standing at Georgia State University with a minimum institutional GPA of 2.5.
  2. File a formal application in the school for B.S.W. status.
  3. Have grades of C or higher in English 1101 and 1102.
  4. Have successfully completed Areas A through F (except SW 2000).
  5. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or better in the lower-division courses counted for completion of Areas A-F and a minimum grade of C or higher in SW 2000, if completed.

B.S.W. status indicates that a student has demonstrated commitment to professional social work and has been recognized by the school as being ready to utilize that commitment in the demanding preparation for practice in this field. A student with B.S.W. status is expected to internalize the values and ethics of social work and to develop and enhance professional practice skills. In this process, the B.S.W. student is expected to abide by the academic regulations related to the program as outlined in this catalog and in the school’s Student Handbook. Among those academic regulations is the requirement that a student have a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the social work major courses that are required in Area G.

Entry into the B.S.W. program is a selective process on a space availability basis. A student who meets only the minimum GPA or other criteria is not necessarily guaranteed acceptance. Qualified students who are denied entry at one point in time will be placed on a competitive waiting list in the order of their denial to await possible access to the program at a subsequent time.

Program Financial Information

A $30 field site application is due by February 1st of the Junior year, no other special fees are associated with the Bachelor of Social Work program. Students must pay all tuition and fees required by the University.

Program Academic Regulations

Students in the School of Social Work are required to participate in academic advisement. Each entering B.S.W. student is assigned to a professional staff member in the University Advisement Center or in the college’s Office of Academic Assistance who serves as the student’s academic advisor. B.S.W. students should meet with that assigned academic advisor prior to registering for any courses, and those advisement appointments are available during any semester. When the student achieves B.S.W. status, the student will be reassigned to the director of the B.S.W. program for program advisement. The director of the B.S.W. program will be the advisor throughout the program. The student is expected to meet with the assigned academic advisor at least once each academic semester for the purpose of beginning or enhancing acculturation to the field of social work, as well as for sequencing course selections in accordance with school procedures. B.S.W. advisement appointments are scheduled only during the fall and spring semesters, so students are expected to plan accordingly.

Course sequencing in the B.S.W. program begins only in the fall semester, and a student is admitted to B.S.W. status in accordance with that schedule. P.S.W. and B.S.W. students are expected to follow the written course advisement plan developed in the advisement process, both in terms of course selections and in the sequencing of those courses. Deviations from the advisement plan without the written authorization of the assigned academic advisor or the B.S.W. program director may result in the school’s blocking future registrations that do not conform to the advisement plan or may result in an extension of their course of study. In addition to the review and possible withdrawal of a student from the program, as described in “Review of Academic and Professional Practice Demands,” a student who misses or fails a course but is permitted by the school to continue in the program must work closely with the assigned academic advisor and the B.S.W. program director to determine the most appropriate point at which to continue degree-related course work. If a student in B.S.W. status is inactive for two academic semesters, the student will be returned to P.S.W. status and must file a new, competitive application to reenter the B.S.W. status.

Field Education

Field education is an integral component of the B.S.W. curriculum and involves the placement of social work students in educationally supervised agency settings. The primary purpose of field education is to enable students to integrate social work theory and practice through the direct application of social work knowledge, values, and skills. Field education provides opportunities to test and refine classroom learning in professional social work settings. B.S.W. students must have a minimum of 400 supervised hours of field education over a period of two consecutive semesters. Students are required to attend a classroom-setting field integrative seminar as part of their field education. The purpose of the integrative seminar is to provide field education students a forum for the synthesizing of classroom learning with their field-based internship.

Students may apply for field education only after lower-division and prescribed social work courses and other requirements have been satisfactorily completed, as explained in the school’s Student Handbook. Students enroll in field education for the fall-spring semesters. Field education applications must be turned in to the Director of Field Education by February 1st for the following fall semester placement.

Grant — Child Welfare

As funds are available, the School of Social Work, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services, has scholarships available under the Title IV E, Child Welfare Scholars Program. The scholarship includes tuition and fees and a stipend. Recipients must take specific child welfare electives and must complete a field placement in a public child welfare setting. Upon graduation, recipients must commit to work for the Division of Family and Children Services on a year-for-year basis.

School of Social Work Policies and Procedures

Georgia State University is an equal educational opportunity institution. Faculty, staff, and students are admitted, employed, and treated without regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Georgia State University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, as well as other applicable federal and state laws.

Students should refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog to ensure compliance with university policies and procedures.

Codes of Ethics

All students admitted into the B.S.W. program are expected to read, understand, and follow the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics. This code provides a set of values, principles, and standards to guide conduct and decision making when interacting with clients and colleagues and for when critical issues arise. A copy of the Code of Ethics can be found at the NASW website (www.naswdc.org)

Review of Academic and Professional Standards – The Policy

Students admitted into the School of Social Work will be held by the academic standards set by the University and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Students will be held to the professional standards set by the school and the National Association of Social Workers. Students should familiarize themselves with these requirements as found in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs for the university and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

A. Academic Competence

Undergraduate students are required to maintain at least a grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the social work major courses in Area G, and be in academic good standing with the University (an institutional GPA of 2.00). In cases where a student has a grade of D or F in an Area G course, the student must meet with the B.S.W. Director and another faculty member of the B.S.W. Committee to determine whether the student is eligible to continue in the program. If the student is allowed to continue in the program, he or she must retake the course and receive a grade of C or higher. Due to course sequencing, graduation date may be postponed in this situation. Undergraduates must also complete a minimum of 400 hours of field placement.

B. Professional Competence

Georgia State University’s School of Social Work has the goal of educating competent social work practitioners. If a student fails to meet the standards set by the National Association of Social Workers and/or the School of Social Work, corrective action may be taken. Corrective action is intended to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to openly discuss problems and issues identified, and to seek a solution to correct the situation or problem presented. Dismissal from the program is an option and may supersede any discussion of corrective action. Professional incompetence signifies that a student is not adequately or appropriately performing at his or her program level.

Failure to comply with the policies and procedures of Georgia State University and/or the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and/or the School of Social Work may result in a student’s dismissal from the program.

Program Degree Requirements

Semester hours are shown in parentheses following an entry. Requirements for Areas A through E of the undergraduate core curriculum are listed in the “Core Curriculum” chapter of this catalog. Only senior B.S.W. majors may take: SW 4100, SW 4200, SW 4500, SW 4900.

Area A: Essential Skills (9)

Area B: Institutional Options (4)

Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts (6)

Area D: Math, Technology and Science (11)

Area E: Social Science (12)

Area F: Courses Related to the Program of Study (18)

Area G: Major (48)

  1. Required Courses (42):
    • SW 3000 Cultural Diversity (3)
    • SW 3200 Social Welfare Institutions (3)
    • SW 3300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I – CTW (3)
    • SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)
    • SW 3500 Methods of Social Work Research (3)
    • SW 3600 Social Welfare Policy (3)
    • SW 3700 Communication Skills for Social Workers (3)
    • SW 3800 Case Management and Community Resources in Social Work (3)
    • SW 4100 Social Work Methods I (3)
    • SW 4200 Social Work Methods II (3)
    • SW 4500 Practicum I (6)
    • SW 4900 Practicum II (6)
  2. Social Work Electives (6) – select two courses from the following:
    • SW 4320 Social Work Administration (3)
    • SW 4330 Contemporary Health Challenges (3)
    • SW 4340 Social Work and the Law (3)
    • SW 4350 Economics of Poverty (3)
    • SW 4360 Forensic Social Work (3)
    • SW 4450 Child Maltreatment Practice, Policy and Research (3)
    • SW 4460 Aging Practice, Policy and Research (3)
    • SW 4470 Substance Abuse Practice, Policy and Research (3)
    • SW 4480 Disabilities Practice, Policy and Research (3)
    • SW 4490 Child Welfare Practice, Policy and Research (3)
    • SW 4960 Seminar on Social Work Issues and Problems (3)
    • SW 4950 Selected Topics in Social Work (3)
    • SW 4990 Directed Individual Study (3)

Area H: Electives (12).  In consultation with an advisor, choose 12 semester hours of course work (4 courses).

Total Semester Hours for Degree:  120 semester hours

2150 Graduate Programs in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies offers advanced studies and research leading to the following degree programs:

The Graduate Certificate in:

  • Disaster Management
  • Nonprofit Management & Social Enterprise
  • Planning and Economic Development

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Master of Arts in Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics, Policy Track

The Master of Public Administration with concentrations in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Management and Finance
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Planning and Economic Development
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Public Health Management

The Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctor

The Master of Public Policy with concentrations in:

  • Disaster Policy
  • Nonprofit Policy
  • Planning and Economic Development Policy
  • Public Finance Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Social Policy

The Master of Social Work

  • Community Partnerships

The Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Doctor of Philosophy in Economics with elective fields in:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Urban and Regional Economics

The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy with elective fields in:

  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Design, Analysis and Evaluation

The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy joint degree program with the Georgia Institute of Technology with elective fields in:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Policy Design, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Public Finance
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Urban and Regional Economic Development