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Public Administration

Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA)

Work Experience Minor

Acquire the skills to succeed in public management and realize your vision to advance the public interest. Gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of government, while developing the expertise required to analyze policy, evaluate programs and serve in other public functions such as project management, human resources, budgeting and finance.


Program Information

The mission of the School of Public Policy and Administration is to provide “Education for Good Governance.” The school’s programs are characterized by a strong emphasis on social justice, public ethics and commitment to democratic values. Students in the Public Administration program take courses from a mix of disciplines that provide a breadth of knowledge and opportunities to develop critical thinking, analytical capabilities and management skills. Students can choose to pursue an Honours degree (which can be combined with a minor in another discipline), or a Specialized Honours degree in law, justice and public policy; management; or policy analysis.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA)
Degree Options: Minor, Single Major, Specialized

4 yrs

Experiential Education

Internship, Placement

Honours Option

Yes (Honours Only)



Degree Overview

Career Options

While integrating extensive educational and research resources, we prepare you for future careers as policy makers, policy analysts, managers and other professionals in the public, non-profit as well as private sectors. After graduating from York you will be equipped for effective, efficient, and accountable democratic governance in a complex and multicultural world.


Administrative Officer Budget Officer Government Relations Consultant
Immigration Officer Legal and Regulatory Advisor Non-Profit Manager
Policy Analyst Project Manager Public Opinion Analyst
Public Sector Manager Public Speaking Consultant Stakeholder Relations Manager