B.S. in Public Administration


“Educating Tomorrow’s Public Servants”

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration equips students with knowledge and skills that cover a wide range of topics and disciplines related to the public sector. Students acquire knowledge about government bodies and agencies, including municipal, state and federal operations in areas such as intergovernmental relations, human resource management, public policy and budgeting and finance.

The Bachelor’s in Public Administration at Tarleton State University – RELLIS will prepare students to pursue a graduate degree and/or provide graduates with a unique skill set applicable to all related fields.

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Public Administration is projected to be one of the fastest growing segments of the employment market over the next 10 to 15 years, with careers in the public sector, including nonprofits and non-governmental organizations providing public goods and services. Students capitalize on their motivation to serve the public, and making a difference in neighborhoods, communities and beyond.

Designed With You in Mind

Public Administration hones students’ skill sets in many areas, such as:

  • Problem solving
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Writing
  • Professional presentations
  • Managing people and projects
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Research methods
  • Technology

Public administration is the “what” of government, where the rubber meets the road from policy to action. Professionals address public policy processes and issues. They practice the ideals of democracy, democratic action and public service to achieve such goals as equity, social justice, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


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Estimated Completion

120 Credit Hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies
  2. The application deadlines are August 17, 2021 for Fall admission and January 11, 2022 for Spring admission.


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If you are looking for more information feel free to either request more information below using the form or contact the BSPA Advisor: Dr. Jesse Helligso.

Dr. Jesse Helligso
Assistant Professor
ACB1 Room 332 RELLIS Campus
[email protected]

Plan Your Future

Program Objectives

  • Expand the students’ knowledge of public administration,
  • Provide students with a broad-based education, and
  • Provide students with the skills and knowledge require to successfully navigate the competitive process to advance within career opportunities.

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