Majors

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

Today's public administration and health management workforce needs passionate and well-educated people. If you want to make a difference and dedicate your life to the wellbeing and advancement of your region, your state, your county, or the globe at large, the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Indiana University Kokomo may be the perfect fit for you.

At IU Kokomo, you’ll be surrounded by people who know your name. We offer small class sizes where you’ll get to know your peers and your professors alike. You and your peers will be working together in a manner which recognizes social interdependence, democratic ideas, and the needs of social justice. Teaching isn’t just a job for our faculty; we see our profession as the fulfillment of public service as an example to the profession and to you, our students, as a means to our continued personal development. We provide leadership, technical support, and mentoring so that you feel right at home.

Whether you plan on continuing your education in law, planning, policy analysis, or business administration or plan to go right into the workforce, you’ll gain the tools you need here. If you’re interested in pairing public administration with health management, you can do so by majoring in public administration and adding a health management minor.

Specialize Your Degree by Choosing a Track

At IU Kokomo, we’re all about options. We want you to be able to make choices and study subjects that interest you and prepare you for whatever comes next. You’ll have the chance to take a variety of courses in all kinds of interesting subjects, like public management, nonprofit management, critical thinking, communication, diversity, analytical skills, natural sciences, social sciences, and ethics. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in an internship experience and international travel opportunities if you so choose! To further specialize, you can minor in anything IU Kokomo has to offer! 

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (B.S.P.A.) degree can continue their education in law, planning, policy analysis, health care administration, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, the degree is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public or nonprofit sector and health care management. 

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (B.S.P.A.) degree can continue their education in law, planning, policy analysis, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, the degree is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public or nonprofit sector. 

For the most current requirements for this degree, please visit our Academic Bulletin

Assessment information for this degree is available from our Assessment landing page.

Ready to start making a difference?

If you’ve decided it’s time for you to step up and start your path toward making a difference, the Bachelor of Science in Public Administration is the next stop for you. We can’t wait to hear from you! If you have questions about this program and would like to speak to someone in the department, reach out! If you know this degree has your name all over it, don’t wait another day; apply now!