Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies / Public Administration
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

The online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Public Administration is a liberal arts degree from Northern Arizona University that helps students become effective and ethical managers in various public service fields.  The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning by linking theory to specific problems and case studies and the faculty focus on developing analytical skills that allow students to be active participants in their educations.  Coursework offers theoretical perspectives as a foundation that helps students analyze and apply ideas to real-world situations while also building problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  Graduates will be dynamic and ethical leaders, prepared to face the challenges of a rapidly changing organizational environment.  Courses provide an understanding of:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Ethics
  • Budgets
  • Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Written Communication    

This is designed as a bachelor completion program with students transferring credits from community colleges or other institutions into NAU and only the remaining 30 credits provide a basis for assessment of student learning objectives at NAU.

Learning Pace


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northern Arizona University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Bachelor completion is intended for students transferring 90 credits.