B.G.S., Public Administration

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University of South Florida

Bachelor of General Studies, Public Administration

The Public Administration concentration courses will benefit you if you are preparing for a career in local, state, or federal agencies of government, nonprofit organizations, and special service districts and/or graduate work in public administration and related fields.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • City Manager
  • Policy Advisor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Legislative Staff
  • Public Relations Staff
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Application for admission
  • Non-refundable $30 application fee 
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended (current up to time of application)
  • Any college or university work that was completed at a non-U.S. institution must be submitted along with a course-by-course Foreign Credential Evaluation from a Credential Evaluation Service
  • Official IELTS or TOEFL scores, if applicable

In order to be admitted into the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, applicants must:

  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have been out of school for approximately three or more years
  • Complete a screened application process conducted by a program advisor
  • Be in good standing with former educational institutions
  • Meet USF general admissions standards for transfer students
  • Additional requirements may apply, if you are a former USF student

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