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Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy

You want to make a difference in your community. You feel passionate about igniting change that will directly impact your neighbors, friends and family. Most of all, you have a flexible skillset that can adapt to the ever-changing climate of politics, policy and government.

A career in Public Administration and Policy is the right fit — and there is no better place to earn your degree than the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Policy will prepare you for employment in the public and non-profit sector. In addition to learning the basics of administration, you will dive into urban management, the non-profit sector, tools of analysis and the role of ethics.

Along with your degree, you will gain skills employers want: critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication skills and a thorough 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.

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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Department of Public Administration

Phone: 210-458-2534
Fax: 210-458-2536
Location: DB 4.114
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644