Bachelor of Science in Public Administration


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Course Overview

A bachelor’s degree in public administration provides undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills needed for planning, implementing and evaluating public programs. As students learn to think critically and analytically about public policy, they will better understand the dynamics in their own communities and how to be more effective citizens and public officials. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
PAD 101 Communication Skills 5
PAD 102 Principles of Accounting 5
PAD 103 Principles of Management 5
PAD 104 Political Economy 5
PAD 105 Introduction to Ethics 5
PAD 106 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
PAD 111 Comparative Public Administration 5
PAD 112 Human Rights and Administration 5
PAD 113 Communication and Public Administration 5
PAD 114 Ethics and Public Administration 5
PAD 115 Development theory 5
PAD 116 Poverty and Development Strategies 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
PAD 201 Population Studies 5
PAD 202 Decentralization, Governance and Development 5
PAD 203 Research Methods 5
PAD 204 Policy Making and Analysis 5
PAD 205 Organizational Behavior 5
PAD 206 Principles and Practices of Adult Education 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
PAD 211 Conflict Resolution and Management 5
PAD 212 Environment Management and Public Policy 5
PAD 213 Gender and Development 5
PAD 214 Administrative Law 5
PAD 215 Public Relations 5
PAD 216 Information Systems Management 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fifth Semester Courses Credit
PAD 301 Administration of Non-Government  Organization 5
PAD 302 Urban Planning and Management 5
PAD 303 Public Finance 5
PAD 304 Project Planning and Management 5
PAD 305 Human Resource Management 5
PAD 306 Community and Rural Development 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Sixth Semester Courses Credit
PAD 311 Writing Skills 5
PAD 312 Writing Skills 5
PAD 313 5
PAD 314 5
PAD 315 Bachelor Thesis 10
TOTAL CREDITS 30

 

Career Opportunities

Earning a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) opens the doors to a wide range of public service careers. Our graduates hold positions across the spectrum of government service, the military, nonprofit organizations, and the public and private sectors. Graduates can pursue:

  • Budget and fiscal management
  • City/county management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Human resource management
  • Law enforcement
  • Management consulting
  • Nonprofit fundraising
  • Nonprofit management
  • Parks and recreation management
  • Public affairs and communications
  • Public interest law
  • Transportation management
  • Urban planning
  • Utilities management
  • Waste management