The School of Public Affairs creates bridges between the research-driven world of academia and the public and non-profit sectors. This is how the School of Public Affairs (SPA) contributes to the community and how SPA in turns seeks to provide leadership, policy solutions, and ideas for societal change.
Learning at the UCCS School of Public Affairs is relevant. The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice students view their area of study by visiting the Criminal Justice Center and participating in the panel event "Prison Spending, Sentencing and the Colorado Budget: How many more prison beds can we afford?" for example. The Master of Public Administration and Master of Criminal Justice students complete a client-based capstone project applying research skills to real-life problems.
The School of Public Affairs is flexible helping students earn degrees that meet their interests and their needs. Advisors help students develop unique educational plans. Certificates can be earned at the same time as a degree.
The School of Public Affairs is accessible; classes are offered online and on campus, in the evenings, in weekend intensives. The students at the School of Public Affairs are a diverse group: 55% are full time students; 88% are employed; 25% are people of color; 33% are in a degree program for self-improvement.
Students at the UCCS School of Public Affaris are students learning to lead, to solve, to change the world for the better.