The online Bachelor of Science in public service and public policy prepares you for careers that transform government, nonprofit organizations, and policy at all levels.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Through subjects like public policy, public leadership and management, you will explore the challenges of management and leadership within public organizations and understand the processes associated with policy development. You’ll examine practical solutions to problems within the public sector and look at public administration, public service and policy from a professional standpoint. You will learn from award-winning faculty who are leading scholars of public administration as well as practitioners who teach from their rich experience.

With a BS in public service and public policy, you will be empowered to create change in the public service sector through careers in all levels of government and nonprofit organizations. Potential careers include city management, arts and culture administration, community outreach, parks and recreation management, legislative positions and lobbying.

Top-Tier Program:

  • Research is the forefront of all academic activities with 20 research centers for advancing research and discovery around challenges that affect us globally
  • Home to ASU’s most diverse student body —and the largest community of first-generation college students
  • #1 university in the U.S. for innovation
  • Named a prestigious global university
  • #2 university in the country for online undergraduate degree programs

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Next Start Date:

08/22/2019
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Faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity.


Recent Faculty Highlights Include:

  • Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association
  • Director inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Public Policy have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

Students who graduate from the public service and public policy program are prepared for entry- and mid-level supervisory and managerial positions in:

  • City agencies
  • County agencies
  • State agencies
  • Federal agencies

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Learn about student experiences as they earn their Public Service & Public Policy degree online at ASU Online.

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission
Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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