Public Administration—Hauptmann School of Public Affairs


Bachelor of Public Administration

The Bachelor of Public Administration degree is designed for students who are interested or currently working in the public administration field. Be prepared to meet the unique challenges of public administration at the municipal, state or federal levels. The BPA provides a foundational background for those students wishing to pursue graduate studies, entry-level positions or continued professional development. 
 

About the Program

BPA MAJOR – 45 HOURS, 2.5 GPA
  • MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
  • AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • PO 200 American National Government
  • PO 201 State and Local Government
  • PA 330 Public Administration
  • PA 333 Public Management and Leadership
  • PA 334 Public Personnel Administration
  • PA 350 Budget and Finance
  • PA 380 Public Service Values
  • PA 390 Administrative Law
  • PA 404 Capitalism and Societal Issues

MINOR - 18 HOURS, 2.5 GPA
18 hours must include PO 200, PA 330, PA 333, and 9 hours of PA prefix electives from the BPA Core and/or Public Service emphasis area excluding PA 430, PA 431, and PA 432.

CERTIFICATES
FIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY AREAS OF EMPHASIS
  • Business relations
  • Criminal justice
  • Fire service management
  • Homeland security and
  • Public service.
Information for areas of emphasis are available in the undergraduate catalog.