2016-2017 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

PS 450 Public Sector Ethics

An examination of the ethical dimensions of public service with an emphasis of the relationships between and among the different types of public officials (merit appointees, political appointees, and elected officials), as well as the relationship between public officials and the public. Government or political intern experience in Washington, D.C., or other national settings, typically through a program such as the Washington Center. Cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for a political science major if the student has completed PS 480 or PS 482. No more than 8 credits of PS 470 may be applied toward an undergraduate political science major. No more than 9 credits of PS 470 may be applied toward a graduate degree. By application.




Junior, senior, or graduate status; a minimum of 12 credits in political science; and a minumum 3.00 grade point average unless special exception is granted by the internship advisor in consultation with the department chair.

General Education


  • Fall