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Finding your online undergraduate public service and public policy degree

June 10, 2019 · 10 min read · By ASU Online
Public service organizations cultivate and preserve the infrastructure that facilitates modern life. From education and health care delivery mechanisms to transportation and telecommunications systems, these groups are responsible for maintaining some of the cornerstones of society.
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The public service field

In recent years, this work has grown more difficult, as a number of external forces have upset the public service ecosystem.

Funding gaps are imposing limits on U.S. elementary and high schools, whose students consistently fall behind their peers abroad, according to research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Meanwhile, stateside health care providers grapple with changes in the payment paradigm, according to experts for Deloitte.

Like the education sector, the transportation industry confronts financial shortfalls, facing a more than $1 trillion total funding disparity, analysts for the American Society of Civil Engineers found. And while funding is not an issue, entities in the telecommunications sector are struggling to scale fifth-generation wireless networks to meet consumers’ expectations, Deloitte discovered.

Public service organizations are searching for talented individuals who can provide innovative solutions to these and other sector-specific roadblocks. Exploring online undergraduate public service and public policy degrees can put you on the path to entering this important field and finding success.

ASU Online offers bachelor’s programs covering a variety of niches in the public services and public policy industries. Through these programs, you can transform yourself into a knowledgeable professional prepared to make an impact.

Community Advocacy and Social Policy (BA)

Forensic Psychology (BA)

Forensic Psychology (BS)

Global Studies (BA)

Justice Studies (BS)

Political Science (BA)

Political Science (BS)

Public Service and Public Policy (BS)

Public Service and Public Policy - Emergency Management and Homeland Security (BS)

Tourism and Recreation Management (BS)

Earning a degree with ASU Online

The various ASU Online undergraduate public service and public policy degrees can equip students with the knowledge and insight they need to make change at scale within industries desperate for transformation. With public service organizations struggling to meet the needs of citizens due to both internal and external factors, it is clear innovative thinkers are important.

These degrees can shape students into capable professionals. Additionally, the online programs are ideal for learners of all types, including individuals in need of the convenience and flexibility to study while maintaining current professional and personal commitments.

Are you interested in pursuing a successful career in public service and making an impact in communities across the globe? The undergraduate public service and public policy degrees available through ASU Online could be the right higher-education option for you.

Program details are subject to change. Current information can be found by visiting individual degree pages on the ASU Online website.   

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ASU Online – Online Undergraduate Public Service and Public Policy Degrees
Education at a Glance by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD Skills Surveys by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Health Care Outlook for 2019: Five Trends that Could Impact Health Plans, Hospitals and Patients by Deloitte
Infrastructure Report Card by the American Society of Civil Engineers
5G Mobile Technology: Are Businesses Ready to Seize the Opportunity by Deloitte
World Report 2018 by Human Rights Watch
Standards of Practice by the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
Helping Courts and Juries Make Educated Decisions by the American Psychological Association
The Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum
Skills for High-Performing Civil Service by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters by the National Centers for Environmental Information
Why Tourism by the World Tourism Organization


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