XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Public Policy and Administration

The five-course Certificate in Public Policy and Administration is designed to provide a solid foundation in key concepts and foundations of Canadian government, policy and administration. By bringing together a number of Canadian political science and public policy courses that are currently available to both undergraduate students and open learners, this certificate will be of interest to individuals currently working or seeking employment in the public sector or quasi-public sector as well as undergraduate students majoring in Public Management, Political Science and Criminal Justice and Public Policy. All six courses in this certificate are also available in distance education format. To earn the Certificate, students will be required to successfully complete five of the six courses (2.50 credits) as follows:

Required Courses

POLS*1400*DE [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
POLS*2250*DE [0.50] Public Administration and Governance
3 of the following 4 courses:
POLS*2300*DE [0.50] Canadian Government and Politics
POLS*3250*DE [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
POLS*3370*DE [0.50] Environmental Politics and Governance
POLS*3440*DE [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics

Students who wish to enrol in the Certificate in Public Policy and Administration should contact the Open learning program Counsellor at the Office of Open Learning (ext. 56050.)

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1