BS Public Administration

BS Public Administration


A bachelor's in public administration is a four year undergraduate degree that is created to equip students for administrative positions in the public sector and private non-profit organizations. Through highly academic training and real-world simulations, the program seeks to improve students' skills and knowledge foundations and prepare them for successful careers. Additionally, the curriculum will give students a wide range of skills that will help them come up with practical solutions and develop understanding.
The objective of BS in Public Administration is to develop cognitive abilities for resolving problems through the application of knowledge gained by students. The degree program is highly valued, which is why it is offered at a number of public and private institutes in Pakistan. Furthermore, students with a BS in Public Administration can pursue exciting careers in Pakistan or abroad. 


Following are some areas of specializations for BS Public Administration.
  • Development Studies
  • Education Management
  • E-Governance
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Health Administration
  • Public Policy


BS Public Administration duration according to the curriculum provided by the Higher Education Commission is four year and 8 semesters.


BS Public Administration is being offered in a number of Higher Education Commission recognized universities. Some of the universities offering BS Public Administration are mentioned below.
  • Government College University
  • International Islamic University
  • National University of Science and Technology
  • University of Management and Technology
  • University of Karachi
  • Lahore College for Women University
  • University of Punjab
  • Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences
  • The Islamia university of Bahawalpur
  • Gomal University
  • National University Of Modern Languages, Islamabad
  • Quaid-e-Azam University
  • Virtual University of Pakistan
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Khawaja Fareed University Of Engineering & Information Technology
  • Riphah International University

Scope and Career

Acquiring a degree of BS in Public Administration provides a diverse range of job opportunities in the corporate sector, non-governmental organizations, and the federal, provincial, and local governments. The scope of BS Public Administration scope in Pakistan can be:
  • HR Officer
  • Research Associate
  • Corporate Sector
  • Consultancies
  • Research Institutes
  • Employee Relationship Officer
  • Business Administrator
  • Public Administration Consultant


BS Public Administration course outline by HEC is as follows.
  • Contemporary Issues of Public Administration in Pakistan
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Development Economics
  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Public Finance
  • Administrative Law & Accountability
  • Applied Statistics for Managers
  • Business Finance
  • Decentralization & Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Government Business & Civil Society
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Administrative Ethics
  • Government & Society in Pakistan
  • International Relations
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Logic & Critical Thinking
  • Science, Society & Development
  • World Civilization
  • Politics & Administration
  • Environmental Issues & Management
  • Political & Constitutional Development in Pakistan
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Economics

Why Choose this Program

If you have a keen interest in developing a career in public administration, a bachelor’s degree in public administration is a perfect fit for you. It leads to the development of various skills, including critical thinking ability, leadership management skills, stronger policy-making skills, and much more.

Related Courses

  • Related courses to BS Public Administration: 
  • BS Public Administration and Governance
  • BS Social Science


Further Study Options

Students who have a keen interest in doing further study in the discipline of public administration can pursue a master’s degree in public administration. A postgraduate degree leads to more career opportunities, especially as a lecturer.

Study Abroad Options

BS Public Administration abroad options includes the following.
  • Master in Public Administration at the University of Texas
  • MA in Public Administration at George Mason University, United States
  • MA Public Administration and Public Policy at University of York, England
  • MSc in Urban Governance at Erasmus School of Social and behavioral Sciences
  • Master in Public Policy at University of Calgary 
  • Master in Public Administration at Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Master in Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • MSc in Public Policy at University of Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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