College of Humanities and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

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Next session begins MAY 1.
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What you'll study

Do your part to help the community, the government and organizations by earning a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. You’ll pick up the knowledge and skills needed to understand management and strategy for agencies, organizations and government with policies, finances and other key parts in how they function.

Through industry-relevant coursework, you can gain the tools needed to have a career in government policy, and management at local, federal and state levels. Ready yourself to be a tool for your community and serve through non-profit work, too. The faculty teaching your additional coursework have years of experience within public and non-profit sectors, ensuring that you’re learning directly from a credible source in your field. Whether you’re managing projects for a public agency or handling finances for a private organization, you can feel prepared to fill a role in public administration.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Have work experience evaluated for potential credit

Our program offers the option to waive the equivalent of up to 4 courses with FBI NAA (FBI National Academy Associates) experience. As a result, the amount of credits to get your degree may be reduced by up to 12.

Relevant to your field

Become familiar with administration principles that are directly relevant to your field and the associated roles within your industry.

Connect with experienced faculty

Our experienced faculty are available to guide you and address your questions – they’ve been exactly where you are and they’re here for you.



What you'll learn
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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

Customize your degree

Upon successful completion of one of our en route options, you will receive a certificate or associates as well as your degree without adding more cost or time.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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