The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration prepares graduates to pursue careers in local, state and national government organizations and the non-profit sector. Students admitted into the program must have completed an associate’s degree or General Education course requirements. The program is delivered online providing the convenience and flexibility needed by working adults.

Admissions Requirement

The online Public Administration program is a degree-completion program. Applicants must have completed an associate's degree or at least 50 credit hours of General Education course requirements. General Education courses are typically Freshman and Sophomore college-level courses. Your transcript will receive a personalized evaluation and the Department of Social Sciences will ultimately determine which courses/credits are transferable to South Carolina State University.

Admissions Application and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: May 31
Spring Semester: October 31
Summer Semester: April 1

Program Information

The brochure provides additional information regarding the online B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration.

Technology Requirements

A computer with Internet connectivity is required for coursework delivered online.

Cost and Financial Aid

SC State offers affordable online programs. Tuition and fees are posted on the Bursar’s Office website.

Some online courses may require students to complete a proctored exam to verify student identity. An additional fee is charged for designated proctored exams.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid and scholarship programs are available for eligible students. Contact the Financial Aid for more information. Check with your employer on the availability of tuition-assistance programs.


South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Carolina State University.

Delivery Format

Classes are delivered online.


Sharon R. Goodwin
Online Student Services Manager
South Carolina State University
Online and Distance Education