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Public Administration - Organizational Management BAS Specialization

The Public Administration BAS Track at Eastern Florida is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary for various careers in government, including positions in the Federal government, civil service, and state; county; and municipal governments.

Whether you're an adult currently employed and looking to advance to a supervisory role or a recent graduate with an associate degree seeking to enter the workforce with a bachelor's degree, this track in Public Administration offers practical training.

By enrolling in this program, you'll be prepared for various job roles in government, such as that of a program director, city or town manager, education administrator, economic development director, program analyst, administrative service manager, or public administration consultant — as well as other careers related to public budgeting and finance, public policy, and urban planning.

Upon completing the program, you'll have acquired a wide range of skills related to public administration. These include the ability to develop and implement public policies, understand the public budgeting process, comprehend fiscal and monetary policies, engage in urban and regional planning at different levels (municipal, regional, state, and national), analyze political; economic; legal; and social issues impacting comprehensive planning efforts, contribute to community development and land use, navigate intergovernmental relations, uphold ethical standards, ensure accountability, and effectively manage personnel and labor relations.

The Public Administration BAS Specialization is one of the 12 track options available in Eastern Florida's Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management program.

Public Administration - Organizational Management BAS Specialization

Program Overview

Degree Type
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Delivery Method
On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Contact Information

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Public Administration BAS Track - Course Curriculum

The core courses required for the Organizational Management degree can be taken either online or on campus, giving you the freedom to choose the learning format that suits you best. However, the five courses specifically for the Public Administration Specialization are only available online.

Public Administration BAS Track - Admissions Information

Enrolling in the program is easy. You just need to follow the standard application process for a bachelor's degree at EFSC. It's important to stay updated on any upcoming application deadlines to ensure a smooth application experience. The program has three start terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer, beginning in August, January, and May respectively.

If you're interested in pursuing the Public Administration BAS Track, you must have successfully completed an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a college that's regionally accredited by the time you start classes. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, however, does not meet the minimum eligibility requirements. If you hold an AAS degree and want to transfer to a BAS program, please consult with a bachelor advisor to review your coursework and discuss options.

Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

As a Florida resident, you can complete the program in about two years, with in-state tuition costing around $7,200. It's important to note that this tuition covers the program's courses and fees but does not include expenses for course materials or lab fees.

Since you will enter with an associate degree, you'll need to complete an additional 60 credits within the program, with approximately 39 of these credits dedicated to upper-level courses according to EFSC's fee schedule.

To support you financially during your journey, there are various options available. You may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships, such as Titan Scholarships funded through the EFSC Foundation. Additionally, there are external scholarships you can explore to help you cover your education expenses. EFSC also offers a tuition payment plan.

Public Administration Courses You Would Take

The curriculum begins with eight core courses that are shared among all 12 specializations within the Organizational Management degree. If you choose the Public Admin Track, you'll also take specialized classes that provide a strong foundation for work in this industry. Among these courses are:

Why Study Public Administration at EFSC?

Embrace the Convenience and Flexibility

Eastern Florida's Public Administration program offers a 100% online option, allowing you to study from anywhere and at your own pace. You'll have the freedom to access course materials, attend engaging lectures, and complete assignments at your convenience.

However, if you plan to earn the degree completely online, it's important to remember that course availability fills up quickly during the registration period for each term. This is especially true for the essential courses that are exclusively offered online. To secure your spot in these vital classes, we highly recommend registering as early as possible.

Jump-Start Your Graduate Plans

Prepare yourself for success at the graduate level with EFSC's Organizational Management BAS degree (Public Administration Specialization). This program is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a master's program!

The program also offers a valuable advantage through Florida Tech's Smart MBA program. It gives you a head start on your advanced degree, saving you time and money. Discuss this option with a bachelor advisor early in the process so you can map out your future.

Related Bachelor and Associate Programs

Explore the 11 other track options in the Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree program to find unique opportunities and exciting career paths. Don't forget the value of associate degree programs as a foundation for a seamless transition into public administration at the bachelor's level.