Bachelor of Science Public Affairs Online

We have suspended new enrollments to the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs and are no longer accepting applications for admission.

If you are a student enrolled in this program, our advising staff will work with you to complete all coursework.

If you’re interested in government, politics, and important social issues—and the latest in technology and teaching methods—then this online bachelor's degree program in public affairs could be the educational experience you’ve been looking for. It addresses the historic, political, and economic forces shaping social trends and policy, and explains the complex challenges involved in delivering public services.  At the same time, the interdisciplinary approach and interactive format will help students develop essential critical, analytical, and decision-making skills.

Online courses cover major topics such as social change, economic development, and comparative politics, as well as related issues ranging from crisis communications to civil liberties. Graduates will acquire the skills needed for a variety of careers including government, public affairs, criminal justice, social services, education, or community development. The program also lets students focus their studies by choosing from five degree specializations in public health, public administration, pre-law, justice studies, or international affairs. And the online format allows for more flexible scheduling, personalized study, and heightened levels of interaction and collaboration.