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Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy*

A Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy degree prepares students for employment in the public and non-profit sector, by giving them a broad background in the basics of administration, combined with a contemporary focus on urban management, the non-profit sector, tools of analysis, and the role of ethics. Along with their degree, students will gain marketable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, both oral and written communication skills, as well as, an understanding of research and data analysis.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements: Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and Policy must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and the Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

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Our alumnus Drew Galloway ’14 tells you all the great reasons why you should study Public Administration at UTSA.

*Program name change effective August 2020.