HPU | Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration

BA Public Administration

The mission of Hawaii Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration program is to provide students, especially non-traditional students, with career options and occupation opportunities in the U.S. Federal Government, State, City, and local governments, as well as nonprofit organizations. Focusing on the formal and practical study of executive management and institutional structure while recognizing the need for flexibility without sacrificing academic integrity, students will receive preparation to serve as supervisors, managers and leaders in the public service domain. Innovative course design and related program partnerships will provide both traditional and distance learning course delivery alternatives empowering our students to live, work and learn in an ever-changing global society. 

  • The BAPADM provides an education for jobs in City, State, and the U.S. Federal Government.
  • It has unique management and leadership applications for government and nonprofit organizations.
  • It offers a double-major or minor in its sister degree program – Human Resource Development.
  • This bachelors degree is usually a 2-year program depending on the student’s transfer credits.

  • Learn how public administration and leadership differ from management in the private sector.
  • Prepare for careers in government, charitable organizations, or any other nonprofit organization.
  • Share their course-related experiences with other degree program majors at HPU.
  • Have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the BAPADM to MPA Concurrent Program.

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • $45 Application Fee
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (freshman only)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume