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University of Phoenix Launches Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration

PHOENIX, Apr 25, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- More than one-in-ten of the civilian workforce in the U.S. is employed by local, state and federal governments [1] . To help current and aspiring criminal justice and security professionals obtain education and training that prepares them for leadership positions in public administration, University of Phoenix® College of Security and Criminal Justice today announced the launch of a new Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. Students pursuing this degree will learn about public policy and management to help prepare them to advance within the growing field of public service.

“While on-the-job experience is invaluable, many local, state and federal agencies require a degree to complement and enhance that experience,” said Maj. Gen. James ‘Spider’ Marks (ret.), executive dean, University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice. “A bachelor’s degree in public administration will arm aspiring professionals with the leadership and management skills to navigate challenging policy decisions facing local government in cities across the country. University of Phoenix’s Bachelor of Science in Public Administration will provide students with the foundation to thrive in the world of public administration.”

Taught by faculty with an average of 23.6 years of experience in related industries, the bachelor’s program focuses on the regulatory, political, economic...