Bachelor Programs in Public Administration

Compare 17 Bachelor Programs in Public Administration

Public Administration

Government and the public sector have increasingly become major players in nearly every facet of society. Gaining the appropriate level of skills and knowledge is essential for success in a wide variety of jobs. Bachelor in Public Administration programs focus on the study of organization, structure, and processes of government through an interdisciplinary lens, and is designed to help students develop an understanding of the issues and challenges confronting society.

While earning a Bachelor in Public Administration degree, students develop leadership, analytical, organizational, research, and communication skills. They learn to implement complex public programs, while troubleshooting public and governmental issues successfully. Graduates with a Bachelor in Public Administration degree can enter both private and public sector fields. Some schools offer concentrations that allow students to focus on one aspect of public administration, such as law enforcement or non-profit.

Graduates of Bachelor in Public Administration programs have several possible career options including probation officer, human resources director, community service manager, public relations specialist, and health service administrator. It is a wide-ranging field with opportunities available around the world at many academic institutions. Take a look through the programs below to learn more about the opportunities for a Bachelor in Public Administration waiting for you!

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Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration has a skilled and diverse faculty, and our faculty members hold doctoral degrees from prominent institutions in Turkey and abroad. In addition, our instructors are internationally recognized specialists working in a wide variety of fields. With its diverse pool of academics, the department’s curriculum reflects the latest developments in the fields of political science and public administration. [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. The main aim of our department is to help our students to develop the ability to understand, question, criticize and analyze politics from a multitude of perspectives. The Department of Political Science and Public Administration has a skilled and diverse faculty, and our faculty members hold doctoral degrees from prominent institutions in Turkey and abroad. In addition, our instructors are internationally recognized specialists working in a wide variety of fields. With its diverse pool of academics, the department’s curriculum reflects the latest developments in the fields of political science and public administration. The purpose of the Department of Public Administration is to prepare students for posts in the public and private sectors. This includes positions in government institutions and municipal administrative units, as well as nonprofit organizations such as social service agencies, consulting firms and private institutions which are engaged in public affairs and public policy. By providing students at all academic levels with the opportunity to work with resourceful faculty and practitioners who devote their energy to the intellectual and professional development of their students, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration is proud to provide students with the training they will need to become public leaders in the future. The graduates of the department are generally employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs and other similar government agencies, local governments, international organizations, think-tanks, the private sector and NGOs. The department makes available the requisite resources to meet... [-]

Bachelor in Community Leadership

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

A signature program at Aquinas College, Community Leadership was created by local leaders to prepare you to be engaged with and in your community to work for the public good. Focusing on local issues with local leaders will inspire you to think critically and globally, as well as prepare you for social justice oriented careers in public and nonprofit organizations. [+]

Why Study Community Leadership? Aquinas is one of only a select few colleges to offer an interdisciplinary major designed to provide you with perspective on community leadership and social justice, to develop your organizational and analytical problem solving skills, and to deepen your sense of civic responsibility through service opportunities in local agencies and organizations. A signature program at Aquinas College, Community Leadership was created by local leaders to prepare you to be engaged with and in your community to work for the public good. Focusing on local issues with local leaders will inspire you to think critically and globally, as well as prepare you for social justice oriented careers in public and nonprofit organizations. As a graduate of the Aquinas College Community Leadership program, you will have the practical experience of how social justice informs effective community service and leadership. How We're Different Unique at Aquinas and unique in the country: Our program is one of only a few in the U.S. where you can earn a bachelor’s degree with a community leadership major. The program was developed by former Grand Rapids’ Mayor George Heartwell, and community activist Mike Williams in 1999 to encourage leadership for the public good. Students engage with Grand Rapids leaders and organizations to address issues of social injustice, including poverty, homelessness, food scarcity, human tra cking, and environmental injustice. Majors and minors complete at least 200 hours of intensive field experience in the community. The Community Leadership Club connects the local and global, raising... [-]

Bachelor in Public Service Management

International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM)
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Kosovo Mitrovica

The IBCM Public Service Management (PSM) bachelors programme gives students the ability to meet the challenges of modern public sector management and reform. [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. Bachelor in Public Service Management Bachelor in Public Service Management IBCM The IBCM Public Service Management (PSM) bachelors programme gives students the ability to meet the challenges of modern public sector management and reform. It covers a range of social, democratic and economic concepts such as human rights, innovation, development, and European integration. We aim to equip our students with a problem solving mindset and a clear set of values to help them to meet the challenges facing public officials and modern citizens today. International and accredited degrees The programme is taught in English and is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The courses are internationally recognized and transferable. All IBCM Students receive a double degree. This means that they get a diploma from IBCM and a diploma from our partner institution, Lillebaelt Academy for Professional Higher Education in Denmark. The Public Administration Department offers two qualifications: Bachelor degree in Public Service Management: 3.5 years/7 semesters (210 ECTS) Academy Professional (AP) degree in Public Administration: 2 years/4 semesters (120 ECTS) Real work experience All students complete a 5-6 month long, full time internship in the 6th semester of studies. This experience gives students a chance to practically implement their knowledge and gain thorough and meaningful understanding of the real world of work, and you will have the chance to focus on an issue that is interesting to you. Rich and varied study programme As a PSM student, you will gain knowledge and skills in... [-]

Bachelor of Public Administration Honours

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Durban

The Bachelor of Public Administration Honours (BPAHons) is a one-year postgraduate programme aimed at students who have completed the relevant first degree and who intend to consolidate and expand their knowledge in the field of public administration. [+]

Bachelor of Public Administration Honours Programme Code: SAQA-86346 – NQF level 8 – Credits 120 The Bachelor of Public Administration Honours (BPAHons) is a one-year postgraduate programme aimed at students who have completed the relevant first degree and who intend to consolidate and expand their knowledge in the field of public administration. This programme is pivotal to the development of research capacity in the methodology and techniques of public administration. Students will obtain advanced skills relevant to the public sector. The programme also focuses on equipping students with a sound understanding of organisational strategy, structure, systems and organisational culture. The programme demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and is suitably designed for articulation into higher qualifications. Outcomes Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to: Identify, analyse, formulate, and solve convergent and divergent problems in public and non-governmental spheres through critical thinking. Work effectively with others as a leader of a team, group, organisation, community, and provide leadership to the group output in public and non-governmental spheres. Manage and organise his or hers activities and life responsibly and effectively, including his or hers studies and career. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation, in sustained discourse. Where appropriate, use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health and well-being of others, in community, national and global contexts. Demonstrate an understanding of... [-]

Bachelor of Public Administration

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Durban

The Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) programme is an undergraduate programme which focuses on principles and practices of public administration and management in the public sector. [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. Bachelor of Public Administration Programme Code: SAQA-62151 - NQF level 7 - Credits 360 The Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) programme is an undergraduate programme which focuses on principles and practices of public administration and management in the public sector. The BPA programme equips the student to function effectively and efficiently in public service organisations. It also examines local systems of governments. This includes an understanding of the types of local government and their constitutional relations with intermediate and central government. It also examines public policy issues and priorities. The programme has the primary purpose of providing a well-rounded, broad education that equips students with the knowledge base and methodology principles that enable them to enter the labour market. Outcomes Upon successful completion of the programme, the student should be able to: Demonstrate the ability to identify and solve more complex public and development management problems in a critical and creative way. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others as a member of a senior management team in the developmental and public sectors. Demonstrate the ability to organise and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively. Demonstrate the ability to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate more advanced and technically more complex public management related information. Demonstrate the ability to communicate more advanced and technically more complex public management related issues effectively, using more advanced visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. Demonstrate the ability to... [-]

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Behaviour and Public Policy

Centennial College
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

The Major adopts an active learning approach that guides students towards a critical understanding of the cognitive and psychological process, economic and political institutions, as well as historically and case-specific factors that enter the public policy making and governance process. [+]

The Major adopts an active learning approach that guides students towards a critical understanding of the cognitive and psychological process, economic and political institutions, as well as historically and case-specific factors that enter the public policy making and governance process. The curriculum combines courses in social sciences and policy analysis on both domestic and international level to develop students’ skills and knowledge in these areas. The course work provides both a solid foundation for students interested in careers in the social sciences and a strong background for a variety of professions in which knowledge about social processes and how societies work with global worldview is relevant. [-]

Bachelor in Public Administration

Northern Arizona University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff + 1 more

This degree provides you with knowledge and skills specifically designed for careers in government policy and administration. This degree helps you gain the insights needed to plan and formulate policy as well as manage, organize, and implement operations in the public arena. [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. This degree provides you with knowledge and skills specifically designed for careers in government policy and administration. This degree helps you gain the insights needed to plan and formulate policy as well as manage, organize, and implement operations in the public arena. Your degree program will focus on organizational governance, finance, and administration. With this specialization, you can find jobs in local, state, or federal government; public service sectors, such as fire and rescue or health care; and non-profit organizations, such as arts or international relief agencies. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Public Administration? Career opportunities that might be pursued: Administrative Specialist Non-profit program manager Program coordinator Executive assistant With further education, one of these paths is possible: City/County manager Management/budget analyst Non-profit CEO Performance auditor University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona... [-]

Bachelor Of Administration, International Management Concentration

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills and management skills that will enable them to conduct analyzes, summaries and effective interventions within organizations. [+]

This degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills and management skills that will enable them to conduct analyzes, summaries and effective interventions within organizations. A first training block, common to all, will prepare them to achieve good people management, marketing, operations and strategic management, financial and accounting. To root formation in contemporary issues, several key themes will be discussed in class, such as the phenomenon of globalization and competition in society, in technology and in organizations with the need that entails to innovate permanently, as well as ethical, media and political challenges that no contemporary leader can not escape. Beyond the generic skills, students also have the opportunity to specialize in a field by selecting a concentration. The cooperative path, in addition to the 30 courses offered, this journey also includes 3 full-time paid internships for 12 to 17 weeks. The integration calls for progress must be made after completing 10 courses. MERGERS AND PROFILE entrepreneurship concentration This concentration enables students to understand the environment of SMEs and to develop entrepreneurial skills that are increasingly sought after by all types of organizations. When they have completed this concentration, they will be able to advise companies to manage SMEs and start their own business. finance concentration This concentration is designed for students who wish to act as financial advisors to companies and individuals. At the end of their studies, they will be able to select and manage the most appropriate to the needs of their customer base, to make the... [-]

Bachelor of Political Science and Public Administration

University of Southern Indiana
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Evansville

The University of Southern Indiana takes a hands-on approach to political science. Our bachelor's degree in political science gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action. [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. Get strong workforce experience with a political science degree. The University of Southern Indiana takes a hands-on approach to political science. Our bachelor's degree in political science gets you out of the classroom and into the workplace, where you can get involved in the political process and see political science concepts in action. As a political science major, you'll have opportunities to gain direct experience in the Indiana legislature or legal system, strengthening your candidacy for jobs and graduate school placements, including law school. In addition, USI's political science degree puts special emphasis on skills that are highly valued by today's employers, including: Writing Research Critical thinking Statistical analysis Creative problem-solving Your political science courses will be led by experienced faculty (never graduate students), with small class sizes that promote interaction. The political science degree offers excellent preparation for careers in government, law, teaching, business and journalism. To find out how USI's political science degree program can prepare you for career and graduate school opportunities, contact USI Admission at 800-467-1965. Our political science degree builds marketable skills that employers seek. USI's political science program stands out for its strong internship opportunities. You can choose from two types of political science internships: Legislative: You'll spend one semester working with state lawmakers in the Indiana State Legislature. Your experience may include work on a political campaign. Political Science: You'll spend at least 150 hours working in the field. Our internships allow students to work in a law office... [-]

Bachelor in Administration and Human Resources

Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara
Campus Full time July 2017 Mexico Guadalajara

Administration and Human Resources is a degree program oriented to the human factor. Personnel management and development will aid in transforming organizations in order to face challenges. A competitive environment and constant change demands innovative actions; personnel must be prepared to take on the role of strategic partners in order to add value to the organization. Administration and Human Resources is a degree program which generates talent. [+]

Administration and Human Resources is a degree program oriented to the human factor. Personnel management and development will aid in transforming organizations in order to face challenges. A competitive environment and constant change demands innovative actions; personnel must be prepared to take on the role of strategic partners in order to add value to the organization. Administration and Human Resources is a degree program which generates talent. PERFIL DE INGRESO How do I know if I have what it takes to be a leader in Human Talent Management? If you: Have initiative and are agent of change Consider yourself highly competitive Have a passion for making and changing things Want to be group leader Face challenges and changes Trust people Are service-oriented Are proactive and enjoy team work Have a passion for serving others with shared responsibility Are adaptable Enjoy understanding and doing business Innovation, change process, evolution, constant transformation, and personal leadership are the environments which attract those interested in a career in Administration and Human Resources. You have the potential to be a successful leader and a key player in a company. This vocation, interests and skills are validated by the admissions exam, entry interview and competencies tests carried out before admission. PERFIL DE EGRESO Strategist in Human Capital What kind of work does a professional in Human Capital carry out? Company director Human Resources director Area Manager Entrepreneur Consultant Head Hunter Change agent A graduate from AHR can carry out work as a director, collaborator, entrepreneur or... [-]

Bachelor in Environmental Policy &Planning

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

The major in Environmental Policy and Planning, offered by the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs, is an environmental studies program based in the social sciences. [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. The major in Environmental Policy and Planning, offered by the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs, is an environmental studies program based in the social sciences. It is designed to prepare students for a variety of challenging professions involving the planning, analysis, design, and administration of policies and programs dealing with the natural and human-made environment. This interdisciplinary major is also suitable preparation for further study in a wide range of graduate programs, including environmental studies, public policy, public administration, law, urban and regional planning, and related fields. Through this major, students develop knowledge and skills in planning and decision making, public policy, political and economic systems, and the environmental sciences, and acquire the analytic capacities for participation in those processes which will shape environmental quality in the future. Internships, special topics courses, and/or applied research projects are available for every student. Internships are especially encouraged. These are generally short-term positions with local governments or agencies (usually non-paid) where students carry out projects related to their academic interests and skills. In addition to obtaining valuable experience, students enhance their opportunities for future employment and graduate school. Graduates work in public, private and nonprofit organizations. For example, students have found employment with environmental groups, in local government and in environmental compliance departments of large companies. Information about careers can be found on the Internet, or in career guides. Other material about careers can be reviewed in the University's Career Services in Student Services 1600. That office also... [-]

COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

Danubius University
Campus Full time Romania Galați

Through this program the Danubius University takes the mission of preparing specialists, researchers and leaders in the management field from the East and South-East regions of the country, getting involved in debates and society projects, in shaping a new frame of development in a European context. [+]

Through this program the Danubius University takes the mission of preparing specialists, researchers and leaders in the management field from the East and South-East regions of the country, getting involved in debates and society projects, in shaping a new frame of development in a European context. In order to answer these major components of the new field, the curriculum that we offer our students, through professors that are extremely competent in the field, is in accordance with everything that is happening today on a national and international level, which makes such a graduate diploma recognised, through transferable credits, anywhere in the world. The professional competences that students can obtain after gaining their Bachelor’s diploma are: - Identifying and using the specialized language, methodologies and knowledge from the field of communication sciences - Using new information and communication technologies (NICT) - Identifying and using strategies, communication methods and techniques in the process of public relations - Achieving and promoting a product of public relations - Specialized assistance in the management of crisis communication and/or the mediation of communication conflicts Some of the subjects studied within this program are: Crisis communication, International public relations, Regional public relations, Editing materials of public relations, Applied semiotics, Communication law, The philosophy of the culture, Communication and public relations in political organizations. The study curriculum includes stages of specializing practice during the second year of study, 4 weeks, and summing 120 hours at the end of the second semester. Graduates of this Bachelor’s program may have... [-]

Bachelor in Political Science and Public Administration

Bilkent University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Ankara

In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology [+]

Bachelors in Public Administration. In the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, a large faculty includes members who specialize not only in political science and public administration but also in the fields of sociology, psychology, anthropology, law, and political economy. This diversity gives students a truly interdisciplinary education. In addition, they benefit not only from the presence of full-time and visiting international faculty, but also from that of outside researchers who are invited each year to the Department to make presentations in their areas of expertise. Moreover, Bilkent's location in the capital of Turkey gives students a unique vantage point from which opportunity for students to study the Turkish political system.... [-]

Direction Administration

University of Applied Sciences in Wałcz
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland Wałcz

The fundamental assumption of the study Administration is a synergy of knowledge, skills and competences from different disciplines, and needed to play an active role of the professional and social work in the structures of local government and government structures that create and support entrepreneurship and social activity, as well as performing tasks for the protection of security and public order. [+]

direction of Administration The fundamental assumption of the study Administration is a synergy of knowledge, skills and competences from different disciplines, and needed to play an active role of the professional and social work in the structures of local government and government structures that create and support entrepreneurship and social activity, as well as performing tasks for the protection of security and public order. Specialties run during the study: local government security administration Available in alternating training (free college dual versions afternoon and Saturday). Students and graduates of all majors have the opportunity to obtain a teaching qualification, entitling the teaching in schools of all types, in accordance with applicable law. Profile of graduate Administration graduate acquires knowledge and skills in the field of social sciences, especially the science of administration and legal sciences, which give him the professional preparation to work in the structures of local administration and government local and regional level. Completion of the Administration is the appropriate way to acquire, or supplement, knowledge and skills for people who are planning or have already tied their professional lives with the bodies performing tasks related to the protection of public safety and order (police, emergency services, military police and others). This allows you to gain adequate preparation of both young people and people over the age of 26 who wish to retrain in the direction of administrative work (eg. due to the completion of military service or work in the other uniformed services). In this direction also gaining... [-]

Bachelor of Public Administration

Park University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Parkville Kansas City + 1 more

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. [+]

Bachelors in 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. FIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY AREAS OF EMPHASIS - Business relations - Criminal justice - Fire service management - Homeland security and - Public service. [-]