Public Service Minor

Mel Hailey, Advisor
ACU Box 29143
Abilene, Texas 79699-9143
Hardin Administration Building, Room 220

Phone: 325-674-2095
Fax: 325-674-6962
Email: hailey@pols.acu.edu

The Department of Political Science offers an interdisciplinary minor in public service to students who have been admitted to the Jack Pope Fellows Program (see Admission Requirements below).

Abilene Christian University recognizes Judge Jack Pope’s considerable contributions to his state and nation in his career as a public servant. In honor of his accomplishments and service, the Board of Trustees of ACU established the Jack Pope Fellows program that offers outstanding students, pursuing careers in public service, opportunities to learn about public service in the classroom, to obtain scholarship awards, to attend special lectures, and to gain practical experience in the field of public service. Jack Pope Fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit to full-time ACU students who will be college juniors in the following academic year. Pope Fellowships are intended for those who will shape the culture and provide a Christian influence in the public sector.

Admission Requirements
To be selected for a Jack Pope Fellowship, a student must:

          1. Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.25;

          2. Submit an application portfolio;

          3. Interview with the Jack Pope Fellows Steering Committee;

          4. Be selected as a Jack Pope Fellow by the Jack Pope Fellows Steering Committee.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE MINOR

MINOR: PUBLIC SERVICE (POPE FELLOWS ONLY) (PUBS)
University and Degree Core Curriculum

     BIBD 486 Ethics (fulfills advanced Bible credit) ......................................................

     POLS 225 National Government (fulfills social sciences credit) .................................

3

3

Pope Connecting Courses

     POLS 420 Public Service Seminar .........................................................................

     POLS 400 (senior project from major) ...................................................................

3

3

Pope Program Core

     POLS 341 American Public Policy or
          POLS 381 American Political Process ................................................................

     POLS 395 Public Administration or
          POLS 494 Public Administration Management ....................................................

     ECON 260 Macroeconomics or
          ECON 261 Microeconomics ..............................................................................

 

3

 

3

 

3

Choose 9 hours of selections
     COMS 343 or IS 322; SOCI 380 or PSYC 370; HIST 479 or 490;
          or see program advisor ..................................................................................

 

9

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30


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