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Public Policy and Administration B.S. Degree

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  • 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.

    What you will learn

    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
  • Admission requirements

    Admissions Guide 

    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
           
         

    Download the Public Policy Admissions Checklist.

  • 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, 3 percent in nonprofit administration and 5 percent are self-employed.
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