Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ADMINISTRATION
Graduate Certificates offered in:
Public Sector Labor Relations
Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Environmental Risk Assessment
These certificates are designed to provide specialized knowledge
and skills required for effective management of public agencies
or their subunits. The curricula focus on improving the administrative
knowledge and performance of individuals employed at all levels
of government and nonprofit organizations. Certificates are awarded
on completion of the course work. Brochures detailing content,
policies, and procedures for each are available from the departments
hosting the certificates.
Graduate certificates provide students with the opportunity
to gain substantial graduate-level expertise in specified areas
without having to pursue a full master's degree. Students who
a master's degree, however, may also enroll in course work
leads to a certificate.
Entrance and Course Requirements
Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited
institution and meet campus requirements for admission to
graduate study. Candidates
for the certificates will be expected to complete course
requirements with a grade of B or better.
Descriptions for courses leading to a certificate are located
in this catalog under the departments offering the individual
(public administration, legal studies, environmental studies,
accountancy, management, business administration, and human
Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations (16
Contact: The public administration program at (217) 206-6310,
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.uis.edu/publicadministration
The certificate in public sector labor relations is
intended for professionals in the field of public
individuals in the field of public sector human resources
management who wish to upgrade their skills in labor
relations, or for
those who are beginning their careers and wish to
prepare for a career
working in or with public sector labor relations.
The following courses are required for the certificate:
PAD 505 Human Resource Management 4 Hrs.
PAD 509 Workplace Democracy 4 Hrs.
PAD 467/LES 467/LAR 467 Labor Arbitration 4 Hrs.
PAD 465 Public Sector Labor Relations Seminar 4
Graduate Certificate in Management of Nonprofit
Organizations (20 Hrs.)
Contact: The public administration program
at (217) 206-6310,
email@example.com or www.uis.edu/publicadministration/
is intended for professionals in the field of nonprofit management,
for individuals who work closely with nonprofit organizations,
or for those who are beginning their careers and wish to
prepare for a career working in or with nonprofit organizations.
must select from the following to total 20 hours.
HMS 584 Introduction to Nonprofit Management 4 Hrs.
PAD 543 Marketing for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
PAD 544 Fund Raising for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
ACC 505 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations
2 or 4 Hrs.
HMS 538 Social Services Administration
(or PAD 502 Organization Dynamics
or BUS 541 Organizational Behavior) 4 Hrs.
MGT 431 Human Resource Management
or PAD 505 Human Resource Management 4 Hrs.
PAD 448/LES 486 Legal Aspects of Nonprofit Organization
Management 2 Hrs.
Graduate Certificate in Environmental
Risk Assessment (16 Hrs.)
Contact: The ENS department at (217) 206-6720, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.uis.edu/environmentalstudies
Risk assessment is a frequently used tool in environmental
analysis. The environmental risk assessment sequence
offers a certificate
for students who wish to acquire a level of competency
in this science. The sequence of course work is technically
to provide students with the professional education necessary
risk assessment operations in their workplaces. Students
learn to relate risk assessment methodologies, procedures,
to environmental policies.
Courses taken for the certificate represent a statement
of competency in a specific field and draw on courses
of academic focus within the environmental studies
who have already taken one or more of these courses
can apply them to the certificate. Courses taken to earn
assessment certificate can also be used toward a master's
degree in environmental studies.
To receive a certificate, students must take the following
three core courses and complete the risk assessment
a total of 16 credit hours. They must also earn a
ENS 421 Environmental Economics 4 Hrs.
ENS 521 Environmental Risk Assessment 4 Hrs.
ENS 522 Risk Assessment: Air, Land, and Water 4
ENS 523 Risk Assessment Practicum 4 Hrs.
Total 16 Hrs.
Additional risk/decision theory courses:
ENS 524 Environmental Decision Making 4 Hrs.
ENS 526 Risk Management and Communication 4 Hrs.
risk-based research opportunities at state
and federal facilities are available
for those seeking independent research experiences.
Qualified applicants should complete an application
form and submit it to the Department of Environmental