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Public Administration

The field of public administration focuses on the formation and management of public agencies. Public administration considers public resources, accountability, analysis and contemporary management of public agencies, including criminal justice agencies. Public administration careers exist at every level of government.

Once You Complete the Program

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, you’ll be uniquely prepared for leadership positions within law enforcement, fire/emergency medical services, emergency management and non-profit agencies at the local, state and national level. Begin with your Associate in Arts Degree, and continue your education at IRSC.

Public Administration A.A.

Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.  

Bachelor's of Science

A Top-10 Best Online Public Administration Degree of 2023—Forbes Advisor 

Increase your earning power, and build on your Associate Degree by earning your Public Administration B.S.* Degree at IRSC. IRSC offers two public administration concentrations:

The Emergency Planning and Management concentration is designed for students who want to work in the emergency planning field. Students will gain a solid educational foundation for a fulfilling career helping others.

The Policy and Leadership concentration is designed for people who want to be managers and leaders in their organizations. Many students choose this concentration to prepare them for management positions with their current employer while others use it to establish a solid foundation for a public-sector career. Students who enroll in this concentration will gain a solid foundation in strategic planning, public personnel management, and leadership.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.  

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