Take the lead in public service by earning your IACBE accredited Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with Ashford University.
John Bathke is an Assistant Professor within the Forbes School of Business Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration program. Professor Bathke earned a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Yale University. Read his full bio.
Online Public Administration Bachelor's Degree Focus
Your Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration prepares you for entry into a career in the public sector, either in a non-profit organization, or at federal, state, or local government. You will complete coursework in urban management, budgeting and finance, political science and intergovernmental issues, and public policy development. This degree's curriculum also provides you with a breadth of complimentary studies in the social sciences.
Special Terms and Conditions
Successful completion of this program by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification.
You may also choose to delve into other areas of public administration when you add a specialization to your degree program. A specialization consists of four (4) courses, each worth three (3) credits. These courses are taught online as part of your degree program. This program offers the following specializations:
Coordinate your career for success by adding a specialization in Logistics Management. You will learn how to distribute products, services, and material while preparing for a career managing transportation, warehouses, and supply chains.
Sports and Recreation Management
Score a point for your career! With this specialization added to your Bachelor's degree, you will enhance both your business and technical skills in the sports and recreation industry.
Your courses in this Bachelor of Arts degree program are taught by advance-degreed instructors with real-world experience in the subjects they teach. In addition, you can transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your Bachelor's degree and accelerate your degree completion.
If this program fits your personal and professional goals, contact Ashford University at 866.711.1700 to learn more, or request additional information.