Students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Management (BSPM) Program want to be in careers that make a difference, challenge their problem-solving skills, and allow them to take on leadership roles. The degree program is an excellent pathway for driven civic servants. Public managers oversee and direct operations in either the public sector or nonprofit sector by providing leadership, maximizing resources, and developing programs within their communities.
Students in the BSPM program will be taught by faculty with extensive backgrounds in the public and nonprofit sectors. Our faculty have worked in areas such as environmental policy, city management, nonprofit development and management, law, local emergency management, and more. With four unique concentrations to choose from (Public Management, Public Policy, Economics, or Nonprofit Management and Leadership), plenty of service-learning opportunities, and a senior-level internship experience, this program offers students practical pathways into public service. Our faculty experience, combined with a curriculum that is unique in the state at the undergraduate level, will set you up for success as a public leader.
Students with a BSPM may go into a wide variety of fields, such as environmental management, healthcare, higher education, human resources, law, and much more.

Concentrations in Public Management


Alumni Spotlight: Shawn Boatright '16

Before getting his start working in local government, Shawn Boatright earned his Public Affairs degree from Coastal Georgia.

"The people here transform you in the classroom, but they can also help transform your career and your life - if you allow them. The professors and staff really left a mark on me."

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Dr. Heather Farley

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Management