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Bachelor of Public Administration with a concentration in Law Enforcement Leadership

Learning Objectives 

  • To analyze the political, social, economic, and legal environments of a variety of public sector, health care, and nonprofit organizations and to develop the analytic and problem-solving skills required of public administrators.
  • To learn data evaluation methods and acquire skills in oral and written communication, planning, budgeting, policy analysis, decision-making, and collaboration.
  • To develop an awareness of ethical issues and problems in organizations, and how to use ethical reasoning to formulate decisions and bring about organizational change.
  • To learn and experience the service-learning component integrated in the program curriculum, and to grow from reflection of others' needs.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete the 37 credits included in the undergraduate Public Administration Law Enforcement Leadership program. Required courses are as follows:


Degree Requirements

  • Complete 128 credits.
  • Complete the Public Administration major and Law Enforcement Leadership concentration major requirements.
  • Satisfy the 44 credits Core Curriculum requirements.
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Public Administration with an concentration in Law Enforcement Leadership, a graduate will have:

  • Dramatically improved oral and written communication skills, including effective online communication.
  • Knowledge of statistical tools and quantitative skills in evaluating and managing programs.
  • Knowledge and skill in conducting performance appraisals, supervision, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability and skill in developing and using a budget as a planning document and managing performance.
  • Ability and skill in leading and collaborating with others.
  • Ability and skill in conducting policy analysis.