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Undergraduate Program

Public Administration

Deepen your knowledge of Canadian politics and political institutions while developing in-demand critical, analytic, management and research skills invaluable to your career. You'll explore the interface between politics and policy-making through a range of contemporary perspectives and across disciplines including economics, law, political science, public administration, management and justice studies.

Through courses in areas such as public administration, Canadian government and public law, you'll examine current and emerging debates regarding public institutions, law, human rights and diversity. You'll also gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of government while acquiring expertise relevant to policy analysis, program evaluation and other public service functions.

Many courses involve simulations and exercises drawn from real world scenarios at all three levels of Canadian government. A limited number of practicum and internship placements are available for qualified students.
Offered by:School of Public Policy and Administration

Why choose this program?
  • Our program provides intensive preparation for a rewarding career in the public sector, not-for-profit organizations, and private sector firms that regularly interact with government.

  • Gain a strong grounding in politics and public administration while acquiring the management skills needed to tackle day-to-day issues involved in running a public sector or private organization.

Degree Options
BPA Honours (Bachelor of Public Administration)
BPA Specialized Honours (Bachelor of Public Administration)
BPA Honours Minor (Bachelor of Public Administration)
BPA Honours Major/Minor (Bachelor of Public Administration)

Program Requirements
 Get detailed information  on degree and program requirements to enter and graduate from this program.

(This information is to be used in conjunction with the University undergraduate calendar, which in all cases is the final authority).
Additional Information:
Careers:Public Servant, Government Relations Manager, Management Consultant, Researcher, Manager of a Non-Profit Organization

Sample Courses:Federalism and Public Policy; Human Resources Management; Politics, Law and the Courts; Public Law, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation

Contact:For more information, contact the School of Public Policy & Administration at 416-736-5384.

Student Clubs/Associations:Public Policy & Administration Student Association

Related Undergraduate Programs & Certificates
 Professional Certificate in Public Administration and Law

 Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis

Related Graduate Programs
 Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL)

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