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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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College of Community and Public Service


Dean: Grant.

Associate Dean: Crawley.



The mission of the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) is to educate students for professional careers through excellent teaching, learning, scholarship, and service that promote just and democratic communities, and ethical and effective leadership.

We value: liberal education and academic excellence in learning, teaching, and research; contemporary applied learning and critical thinking; a passion to provide ethical and compassionate services to diverse local, national, and global communities and populations in need; a culture of collegiality and collaboration: diversity, community, and social justice; empowered graduates with professional practice skills.

Program Information

The College of Community and Public Service offers the following programs:

School of Criminal Justice:

Criminal Justice, B.A., B.S., M.S., Minor

Legal Studies, B.A., B.S., Minor

Juvenile Justice, Minor

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) approved Police Academy

Department of Hospitality/Tourism Management:

Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S., Minor

Adventure Tourism Management, Minor

School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration:

Public and Nonprofit Administration, B.A., B.S., Minor

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

Nonprofit Leadership graduate certificate

School of Social Work:

Social Work, B.S.W., M.S.W.

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Community Research Institute

The Grantmaking School

Nonprofit Services

The Foundation Review

Frey Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy

AIM Alliance

(See specific Academic Programs for detailed information.)

Academic Units

School of Criminal Justice

School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

School of Social Work

Department of Hospitality/Tourism Management

Non-Academic Unit

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy


Legal Studies Program: American Bar Association

Master of Public Administration: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Social Work Program: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).

School of Criminal Justice: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) approved Police Academy

Secondary Admission for Undergraduates

There is a secondary admission to the Bachelor of Social Work program. See the Social Work Academic Program section of the catalog for more information.

Graduate Admission

See appropriate Academic Program description for information on the graduate admission.

Student Services

The purpose of the College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center (CCPS-UAC) is to provide convenient, accessible, and accurate academic advising and support for all students interested in programs housed within the College.
The academic advising process is a collaborative relationship where the student is encouraged and supported by the advisor as they develop the skills necessary to realize their academic and professional goals and facilitate timely degree completion. Students should plan to meet with their academic advisor at least once per semester to discuss goals and interests and review their academic plan.

The College of Community and Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center provides advising assistance and information for the following undergraduate programs:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Public and Nonprofit Administration
  • Social Work

Here are just some of the ways the CCPS-UAC can help you achieve your degree goals:

  • Degree Planning. Academic Advisors help students make informed choices about degree and graduation requirements. They can help clarify curriculum, course content, and optimal course sequences. Advisors will also enhance student awareness of diverse educational experiences to further enrich the academic plan.
  • Goal Setting. Academic Advisors can assist students with the clarification of career and life goals; development of decision-making skills; reinforcement of self-direction; and evaluation of student progress toward established goals.
  • Outreach & Support. Academic Advisors can assist students with academic support needs through individual sessions, group workshops, and connections with educational resources across the university.
  • Policies & Procedures. Students are responsible for their role in the academic process and navigating the university system. Academic Advisors can help clarify university policies and procedures to enhance the students ability to participate in the academic process.
  • Referrals. Academic Advisors can refer students to faculty mentors, other campus services and student success resources.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships exist in the Undergraduate Advising Center, the School of Criminal Justice, Hospitality and Tourism Management, the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, the School of Social Work, as well as the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

Undergraduate Advising: This position is open for a College Student Affairs Leadership or Adult and Higher Education program student interested in gaining experience in the academic advising profession. The position assists the staff of the CCPS Advising Center in answering questions via phone or electronic communication, meeting with students one-on-one and in groups, reviewing degree requirements, developing academic plans, assisting with registration, and other academic support projects.

Graduate assistants in SCJ, HTM and SPNHA provide support to faculty with their teaching responsibilities, research and grant activities, and also provide departmental support.

Social work graduate assistants assist with both the B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs as well as community projects. Graduate assistants at the Johnson Center are Community Research Institute and Nonprofit Services research assistants.

Program Descriptions

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