BS Business Administration Public Administration Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 27, 2018

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 as 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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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and 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).
    • College credit for military training.

    • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Public Administration

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

Program Highlights

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years  ̶  and counting.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, beginning in fall 2018, electronic textbooks will be provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you.  As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • By earning your online Business Administration – Public Administration degree from a nonprofit 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.
  • 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.

Admission Requirements for BS in Business Administration – Public Administration

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.