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.
“I was anxious when I started the Public Administration program at UTSA because I was working full-time and raising two young children. It became clear to me that my professors wanted me to succeed. My professional experience in public service enabled me to bring a lot of value to class discussions. I’m proud to have completed my degree and earned a promotion this year.”
-Desiree Vitale ’20, BPAP, Chief Deputy Court Clerk, San Antonio Municipal Court
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.