Public Service Minor (Pope Fellows Only)
Phone: 325-674-2095 Fax: 325-674-6962
The Jack Pope Fellows Program offers fellowships to outstanding Abilene Christian University students pursuing careers in public service. Acceptance into the Program requires students to complete an interdisciplinary 24 hour Minor in Public Service, which is administered by the Department of Political Science (see Admission/Course Requirements below).
The Program gives students opportunities to learn about public service in the classroom, attend special lectures, gain practical experience in public service, and participate in service activities. The Jack Pope Fellows Program is interdisciplinary and applicants are drawn from all majors and fields of study offered at Abilene Christian University. Pope Fellowships are intended for those who will shape the culture and provide a Christian influence in an area of public service. Public service is broadly defined as careers at all levels and in all functions of government as well as related public service sectors.
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. Jack Pope Fellowships (which will be $3000 for the 2009-2010 academic year) are awarded on the basis of merit to full-time ACU students who will be college juniors in the following academic year.
Public service, in all its many forms, is a noble calling. It is so important that we must not leave it to chance. We should, instead, actively search for and recruit young men and women who have good minds and character. We must then provide them the training they can use to solve the complex problems of our times. If we fail to do this, we will leave important civic matters to untrained, indifferent or unprincipled people. We must begin now.
To be selected for a Jack Pope Fellowship, a student must:
PUBLIC SERVICE MINOR
|MINOR: PUBLIC SERVICE (POPE FELLOWS ONLY) (PUBS)|
BIBD 486 Ethics (may fulfill advanced Bible credit)
POLS 225 National Government
Pope Connecting Courses
POLS 420 Public Service Seminar
POLS 400 (senior project from major)
Pope Program Core
POLS 341 American Public Policy or
POLS 381 American Political Process or
POLS 395 Public Administration
ECON 260 Macroeconomics or
ECON 261 Microeconomics
IS 322 Business Statistics or
POLS 315 Political Science Research Methods or
PSYC 311 Elementary Statistics or
SOCI 415 Social Research or
SOCI 416 Social Statistics
HIST 479 Latin America: Modern Era or
HIST 490 Mexico: Growth and Culture or
HIST 300-499 (with approval of director)
1Hours (in parenthesis) may also fulfill university requirements