About the Program Public Administration (BPA)
The Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) degree is an excellent choice if you already are working in the public and nonprofit sectors or if you want to work in the public and nonprofit sectors. The BPA degree will provide you with an understanding of theory and practice essential for good governance.
Accelerated seven-week terms allow you to advance at your ideal pace, and flexible, career-driven curricula celebrate your life experience and professional knowledge.
The Public Administration (BPA) program gives you a broad understanding of all things related to managing public agencies.
The BPA program teaches you how public administrators create and implement policies to help build and strengthen communities. You will master techniques for measuring and improving productivity in public organizations.
Required major courses include Values and Ethics in Public Administration; Public Budget and Finance; and Administrative Law and Practice. Courses like these offer a good overview of important aspects of public work.
A BPA provides an ideal background for students interested in pursuing careers in the police force, fire service, public safety, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, management in public health institutions, and more.
Learn about contemporary issues in public safety, including the roles of fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical practice and transportation, police protection, community policing, public safety departments, and collective bargaining.