Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Achieve your professional goals by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from California Baptist University Online and Professional Studies and live your purpose.

California Baptist University's Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree-completion program allows individuals to complete their education, advance their career, and live their purpose. Public Administration is a growing field entered by individuals who desire to serve the public. For those who are pursuing a B.A. in Public Administration online at CBU, the skills and knowledge required to be able to come up with creative solutions to the many complex and diverse needs and problems of society will be taught and implemented through lessons, assignments, and interaction with professors and peers.

Finish What You Started

Program Director, Elaine Ahumada D.P.A.
Elaine Ahumada D.P.A., Program Director

 

CBU's online Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration is a specially designed degree for working adults who are looking to finish what they've already started. An accelerated degree program, which can be completed in as little as 16 months, the B.A. in Public Administration is aimed to be helpful for students who desire to earn their degree while working. A major in Public Administration from CBU's Online and Professional Studies allows students to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. With courses offered in online form, hybrid form, and completely in-person, students have the opportunity to complete their coursework around their own schedule. The accelerated public administration degree offered through CBU's OPS provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate degree-completion.

Convenient and Valuable

The undergraduate degree-completion program in public administration through CBU's Online and Professional Studies is a future investment with real time returns. Students are able to earn their degree in public administration while balancing faith, work, and family. Designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the "new normal" generation of students - the non-traditional student that balances professional and family responsibilities while advancing their education - the bachelor's degree in public administration at OPS provides individuals with the ability to earn their degree without having to make sacrifices in their time spent at their job or with their family. 

CBU's Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration degree-completion program stands out among the rest because of the biblical worldview and Christian perspective that is integrated into every course. Few schools that are faith-based offer a full Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration and there aren't any faith-based schools in the region that offer public administration as a full degree outside of a concentration.

Professors With Working Knowledge

What makes CBU's public administration degree-completion program unique, apart from the Christian perspective, is the faculty. The professors and lecturers for public administration classes have years of personal experience within the field of public service. They are able to take their knowledge from their own experiences and apply it to their lessons and assignments so that students can learn from real-world examples. This enables professors to bring the course content to life, allowing each public administration class to be applicable to students' careers and lives.

Why Public Administration?

The OPS Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration Degree prepares students for careers in a variety of public sector careers at the local, state and federal level from entry level to mid management positions and serves as a foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines.

Students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration online at CBU are encouraged to continue their education after graduation by enrolling in the Master of Public Administration program offered through OPS. CBU's online MPA degree program prepares you to become an effective leader, equipped with the practical knowledge and skills to affect positive change.

Want More Information?

CBU is now accepting applications for the program. To apply or find out more information regarding CBU’s Online & Professional Programs, please visit www.cbuonline.edu, or contact Admissions at 877-CBU-3608.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • 24 transferrable units preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Approximately 49 units to graduate depending on transferred units
  • Costs vary depending on the number of units transferred
  • Per unit cost is $511
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125
Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration Major Program (49 units)

Prerequisites to Program

Composition
Intermediate Composition

Lower Division Requirements (9 units)

American Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Comparative Politics

Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

Political Economy
Research Methods in Political Science
Executive Leadership and Management in Public Sector
Organizational Theory and Design
Administrative Law and Bureaucracy
Policy Process and Analysis
Constitutional Law II
Contemporary Issues in Public Administration
Public Personnel Management
Principles of Public Administration
Career and Professional Development (Capstone)

Additional Program Requirements (7 units)

Overview of the Bible
Foundations of Christian Thought

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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