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Public Administration

Organize Your Future

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration will guide students into becoming conscientious citizens who can critically think, articulate, and convey professional and ethical virtues. Graduates of the Public Administration Bachelor of Arts program may find employment in city planning, nonprofit organizations, community action agencies, human services, tribes and tribal entities, criminal justice, health services and other public sector settings, in entry-level, mid-manager level, or research positions.

  • Completion of this program will endow a graduate with the ability to:
    • Evaluate financial report analyses for decision-making;
    • Synthesize information to formulate organizational plans or public policies;
    • Develop a network of professional contacts to assess public policies;
    • Apply strategic thinking to solve complex scenarios;
    • Develop interpersonal skills to create constructive, professional relationships with key stakeholders; and
    • Identify key cross-cultural dynamics in public and business settings.

Credits

A Public Administration degree is a full-fledged Bachelor's program, requiring a minimum of 121 credits.

Top Pay in WI

Wisconsin hosts four of the five top paying nonmetropolitan areas for individuals in General Management. [1]

Job Outlook

Administration roles are projected to grow roughly 9% over the next eight years, with roughly 29,000 projected openings each year. [2]

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Public Administration Bachelor of Arts program may find employment in city planning, nonprofit organizations, community action agencies, human services, tribes and tribal entities, criminal justice, health services and other public sector settings, in entry-level, mid-manager level, or research positions.

In addition to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Standard Occupational Classification, or "SOC" Code, the following are examples of job titles that degree-holding individuals have gone on to attain.

Bureau of labor statistics soc code: 11-1021, 11-2000, 11-3000
General Manager Purchasing Manager
Cost Estimator Marketing Manager

Tuition Facts

Program length:
Minimum
121 credits (Full-TIME)
$60,500 for tuition and fees
(Before 50% Tuition discount)