Areas of Study
Are you fascinated by the way government policies are enacted and function? Do you ever wonder who manages all these government programs and how it translates into the lives of citizens? If you find yourself curious by what makes these agencies tick, then a degree in Public Administration may be right for you.
UTSA’s Public Administration Program
At UTSA, the B.P.A. degree will nurture your commitment to ethical public service within a diverse community. It will prepare you for leadership roles in the public and nonprofit sectors by giving you a broad background in the basics of administration, along with a contemporary focus on urban management, the nonprofit sector, tools of analysis and the role of ethics. A degree in this program could also be used toward applying to law or graduate school. With the program based at UTSA’s Downtown Campus, you’ll enjoy easy access to San Antonio’s city center and be exposed to a wide array of nonprofit organizations, policy workers, government offices and cultural institutions.
With a Bachelor of Public Administration degree, you will be able to develop the following skills:
• Problem solving
• Evaluation and data analytic skills
• Ethical competency and diversity awareness
• Written and oral communication
• Policy process
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.