2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
College of Community and Public Service
Associate Dean: P. Stansbie
Associate Dean: Hoffman
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.
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 Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (M.P.N.L.)
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
The Foundation Review
Frey Chair for Family Foundations and Philanthropy
(See specific Academic Programs for detailed information.)
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
School of Social Work
Department of Hospitality/Tourism Management
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.
See appropriate Academic Program description for information on the graduate admission.
College of Community and Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center
321C DEV, (616) 331-6890, [email protected]
Undergraduate academic advising within the College of Community and Public Service (CCPS) is a collaborative partnership between students, faculty members, and staff members committed to developing meaningful educational plans aligned with students' values, goals, and interests. We engage students as active participants in their educational experience and empower them to successfully navigate the university in pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals.
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
About our Services
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 and support. Academic Advisors can assist students with academic support needs through individual sessions, group workshops, and connections with educational resources across the university.
- Policies and 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 student's 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 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.