Public Administration (BPA)
The Bachelor of Public Administration is designed for optimum flexibility for working professionals. All classes are held in a synchronous online format utilizing Zoom or another web-based meeting platform. This means you can attend your live class during its scheduled day and time from a location of your choosing: the comfort of your home, the closest Barry University campus, or anywhere in the world you have an internet connection.
During the 7-week course, the instructor will teach from one of our campuses, for a minimum of one of the class sessions. In-person attendance for this session is optional as the class will still be offered via a web-based meeting platform. During the other scheduled classes, the instructor will teach from a location of his/her choosing, utilizing a web-based meeting platform. This program has been designed to provide working professionals a better life/work/school balance by eliminating the after work commute to campus while still offering live instruction and access to professors.
The Public Administration (BPA) program gives you a broad understanding of all things related to managing public agencies.
Broad OverviewThe 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.
Comprehensive CurriculumRequired 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.
Career OpportunitiesA 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.
Contemporary FocusLearn 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.