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Public Administration (BA)


Major Credits Required: 57 Credits

The Public Administration degree at Hawai‘i Pacific University is a comprehensive study of the organization of governments, their policies, programs, and the behaviors of public servants. The degree includes preparation to serve as managers in local, state, and federal government, focusing on the formal study of executive management and institutional structure. Graduates with the Bachelor in Public Administration will be able to better compete for careers in government and in the non-profit sector.

To complete the bachelor's degree, students must complete a minimum total of 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.


The Bachelor in Public Administration will:

  1. Ensure that students are able to identify problems or objectives associated with public administration issues, collect and analyze evidence in support of those problems or objectives, assess assumptions, and define relevant individual perspectives.

  2. Facilitate student communication both in writing and orally and in individual and team presentations such that their thought and feeling are synthesized relevantly, effectively, and clearly, and persuasively communicate their perspectives through written language and oral communication.

  3. Confirm that students can interpret, calculate, analyze, and interpret quantitative information using mathematical, statistical and/or reasoning to solve complex problems.

  4. Utilize motivational theories and principles for leading employees to include performance evaluations, counseling and career development, grievance, and disciplinary procedures.