A bachelor's degree in public policy and administration

Our bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to make decisions and influence policy affecting an organization, a community, a whole state or the entire nation. You will learn the ins and outs of policy making and how to become a leader. You also gain strong skills in policy analysis so you can design effective policies.

SKILLS

Our program teaches you:

  • Structure and processes of the government
  • Economics of public administration
  • Evolution of law and policy
  • Tools used to implement policy
  • How public policy is created and implemented
  • Goals of public policy
  • Methods and tools used to evaluate and design policy
  • The role of the private sector in developing and implementing public policy

Careers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 40 percent of all Public Policy graduates work in government positions. A large number of these graduates work in the private sector for businesses and corporations, 10 percent in education, three percent in nonprofit administration and five percent are self-employed.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Policy and Administration degree program, you need:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes
  • 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution, including:
    • 15 credits of transferrable general education courses 
    • ENC1101 Composition I or equivalent
    • A college math course: MAT 1033, MAT 1100, STA 2023, STA 2023H or any MAC, MGF, MTG, MAS math prefix
    • The following public policy support courses with a grade of C or better
      • POS2041 American National Government
      • ECO2013 or ECO2023   Principles of Macroeconomics OR Principles of Microeconomics
      • CGS1100 Computer Applications 

Public Policy and Administration BS Degree Curriculum

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