Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Enrollment for the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration degree program is closed. Students currently enrolled in the program must complete all degree requirements and graduate by the end of Fall 2017. Students who have not graduated by Fall 2017 will automatically be transitioned into the new Urban Studies degree program being offered by the School of Public Policy & Leadership.
The B.S.P.A. offers undergraduate students an opportunity to provide individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to move into professional administrative positions in government agencies.
Intellectual Breadth and Lifelong Learning
- To transfer knowledge and skills gained from general and specialized studies to new settings and complex problems.
Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- To be able to use quanitative and qualitative methods to analyze problems.
- To be able to recognize the complexity of problems and identify different perspectives from which problems may be viewed.
- To be able to identify, analyze and evaluate reasoning and construct and defend arguments, both oral and written in nature.
- To be able to effectively use the common genres and conventions for writing within a discipline.
- To be able to prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.
- To be able to collaborate effectively to share information, solve problems, and complete tasks.
Global/Multicultural Knowledge and Awareness
- To be able to respond to diverse perspectives linked to identity, both in American and international contexts.
- To be able to function effectively in diverse groups.
Citizenship and Ethics
- To be able to acquire knowledge about political, economic and social institutions.
- To be able to identify the rights and obligations of citizens.
- To be able to apply ethical concepts and theories to specific dilemmas in their personal and professional lives.