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Degree Level
Bachelor of Arts in
Degree Name
Public Administration

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. Take the lead in public service by earning your IACBE accredited Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with Ashford University.

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What you will learn

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. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge for understanding, developing, and implementing public policy and administration
  • Integrate academic theory and practical applications
  • Apply management theory to the practice of public administration
  • Identify relevant political and legal factors in the policy process and analyze their roles critically
  • Judge the ethical components of public responsibility

BA in Public Administration

Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. In this video, Assistant Professor John Bathke explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in public administration.

Careers in Public Administration

When you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, you will have what you need to begin any number of public administration careers in which diverse knowledge is a must. Take a look at your potential career options. Take a look at your potential career options.

Public Administration Careers

Specializations in Public Administration

You may choose to delve into other areas of public administration when you add a specialization to your public administration degree program. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specialization(s):

Logistics Management

Sports & Recreation Management

Your Courses in Public Administration

Contribute to your career in public service! Your Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree demonstrates your proficiency and competence as a professional in the modern public sector. Courses cover several relevant topics, from public budgeting and finance to political science and intergovernmental issues. You can also add a specialization to your degree to provide further focus to your studies.

Introductory Courses
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.

Major Course Requirements (45 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)

The Bachelor of of Arts in Public Administration degree is IACBE accredited.

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Are you currently a licensed RN?

This program requires you to be a current licensed registered nurse. Please check out other programs to reach your education goals such as the BA in Health and Wellness.