Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Public Administration Online Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Public Administration Online Degree Program

Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Degree Requirements  |  Potential Careers

Take the Lead in Public Service with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Public Administration Degree

Public Administration is focused on the organization of government policies so that the government can function at it is intended to. Many public servants, not elected, are considered public administrators including heads of city, county, regional, and federal departments as well as other employees of public departments and agencies.

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor in Business Administration – Public Administration degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Each course in our public administration specialization will help you enrich your understanding of public administration, and gain knowledge and insight on the financial, professional, and administrative issues related to the federal, state, and local levels of government and non-profit organizations. You will also learn how public administrators make policy and enforce programs to help build and strengthen communities and society. With your passion and a Bachelor’s degree accredited by ACBSP, you will stand out from others in your field.

Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelors in Public Administration Online Degree?

Liberty University’s online Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Public Administration is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of government. With this understanding, you will build a solid foundation for future courses in advanced public administration and business. As you begin to examine public policy and the federal budgetary process, you will learn from professors who desire to see you succeed in your degree and the future. Our professors will help you develop skills in management, administration, finances, and service-oriented leadership. Through our business courses, you will be prepared to lead with confidence as you look forward to your career in public administration.

Liberty’s B.S. in Business Administration – Public Administration degree is offered completely online, giving you the ability to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on campus.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Business Administration – Public Administration degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • The Bachelor’s in Business Administration is ACBSP accredited.
  • Able to earn additional credit through life experience.
  • You will have access to a plethora of resources and materials found through Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Library search portal while you pursue your Business Administration degree.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue a Business Administration – Public Administration degree? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)

Public Administration Online Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty
  • 50% (27 hours) of major must be taken through Liberty
  • Up to 90 credit hours may be transferred in if available and approved.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

B.A. in Public Administration Degree Information and Requirements


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Potential Career Options with a Degree in Public Administration

  • City/County Manager
  • Administrative Officer
  • Security Specialist
  • Investigator/Inspector
  • Probation Officer