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BS Public Administration

University of La Verne

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Administration program at the University of La Verne focuses on the theory, applications, and practice of public sector management. Students gain experience and skills through class participation, special projects, and research reports.

To provide maximum convenience and flexibility, the program is offered online and is available at several locations throughout California, including Bakersfield, Irvine, Ontario, and Rio Hondo Community College, and Vandenberg Space Force Base.

The Bachelor’s in Public Administration degree program requires a minimum of 40 total semester hours. Students must complete 28 semester hours of core requirements and 12 semester hours of electives. Courses include Management of Change and Conflict, Administrative Processes, and Policy Making Process.

Graduates of La Verne’s Public Administration program have a plethora of career options. Public Administration professionals work for the government—local, state, and federal—educational institutions, the private sector, nonprofits, the foreign service, and non-governmental organizations. Jobs in Public Administration are found across the United States and abroad. La Verne graduates can look forward to fulfilling public administration careers in a field that suits their preferences and skills.

The Campus Accelerated Program for Adults (CAPA) offers both full-time and part-time options for continuing education students pursuing a Bachelor’s in Public Administration. The CAPA program’s flexibility allows busy adults to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree while working. Online, on-campus, and hybrid course options allow students to create their own schedule, and evening and weekend classes make it easy to balance work and school. Students can also transfer up to 88 credit hours towards their degree from previous college classes. Attend an information session or request information to learn more.

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$45,850 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • August 2025
  • January 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time