Child Advocacy Studies Concentration

Grading Policy

The 36-hour degree requires the following courses. Students must maintain a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA.


Core Courses (27 hours - 9 as part of general education)
ECO 201Introduction to Microeconomics3
MAT 121Applied Statistics3
or MAT 122 Contemporary Statistics
PAD 301Introduction to Public Service Management3
PAD 302Leadership and Management of Public Organizations3
PAD 303Public Policy Fundamentals3
PAD 310Introduction to Nonprofit Sector and Society3
PAD 470Research Methods and Management3
PAD 471Public Administration Senior Capstone3
PSC/LES 201Introduction to the American Political System3
Child Advocacy Studies Concentration 1
PAD 481Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy3
or PAD 484 Childhood Trauma: Risk and Resiliency
PAD 482Global Child Advocacy Studies3
or PAD 484 Childhood Trauma: Risk and Resiliency
PAD 483The System's Response to Child Maltreatment3
Total Hours36

Upon completion of the 9 hours of PAD CAST courses, students are eligible for externally awarded CAST certification approved through the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)

Note: Students may submit a Student Petition to count a maximum of four courses as transfer credit toward the major. Students are encouraged to take the foundation courses before taking other 400-level courses.