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With a certificate in public administration leadership, students will learn to:

  1. Analyze the social, economic, political, environmental, labor, agricultural, health, technical, educational, immigration, security and other issues which have become endemic to today’s rapidly evolving government and nonprofit sectors
  2. Determine what innovative techniques make public service delivery more effective, efficient, economical, responsive, transparent, predictable and participatory. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

Read more about Admission Requirements to Certificate Programs

The Undergraduate Certificate in Public Leadership requires completion, with a “C” average or better, of the following 18 units at Golden Gate. For further information, refer to Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment.

TOTAL UNITS — 18

REQUIRED COURSES — 18 UNITS

PAD 100
Public Policy and Administration
Any five from the following:
PAD 102
Policy Making and Analysis
PAD 104
Privatization and the Public Service
PAD 105
Public Budgeting Techniques and Processes
PAD 106
Administrative Law and Justice
PAD 197
Internship: Public Administration
PAD 198A-ZZ
Special Topics in Public Administration
PAD 199
Directed Study in Public Administration

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

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