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Introducing the Renamed College of Law and Public Service and College of Business 

Effective July 1, the University of La Verne College of Law and Public Service and the College of Business were officially renamed to better meet the future needs of students and communities in the region.   

Earlier this year, the University of La Verne Board of Trustees approved the official renaming and reorganization, which includes transitioning public administration programs under the College of Law and Public Service. Discussion, planning, and research was initiated nearly four years ago when the university started envisioning transdisciplinary opportunities. University officials say the new synergies aim to significantly impact public service, law, and business in the region, especially when it comes to social mobility, diverse leadership, and filling workforce deficits.    

“As a Minority- and Hispanic-Serving Institution committed to social justice, this innovative fusion of law and public service will ensure that our university trains the next generation of leaders,” said Acting Provost Roy Kwon. “Specifically, students will understand the intersection of our legal system and government, which will thus translate into a transformation of their communities.” 

Support toward completion of desired programs of study and graduation timelines for current students will not be impacted. Meanwhile, both colleges are planning to offer new educational opportunities in the future.  

Overview of College of Law and Public Service Programs 

Undergraduate Program:  

  • Public Administration (BS) 

Graduate Programs: 

  • Juris Doctor (JD) 
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), including concentrations in nonprofit, urban management and affairs, and public health. 
  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree 
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Public Administration (MPA) Dual Degree 
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Education (MEd) Dual Degree 

NEW Offerings Coming: 

  • Law and Public Service (BS)
  • Master of Policy Studies (MPS)/Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) 
  • Master of Public Administration in City Hall (MPA)
  • Certificate and training programs in economic development, public finance and budgeting, nonprofit administration and compliance, data analysis and forecasting, mediation and arbitration.

Overview of College of Business Programs 

Undergraduate Programs:  

Graduate Programs: 

  • Accounting (MS)  
  • Data Analytics (MS) 
  • Finance (MS) 
  • Leadership and Management (MS) 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Master of Business Administration for Experienced Professionals (MBAX)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 
  • Juris Doctor (JD)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dual Degree 

NEW Offerings: 

  • BS Organizational Management + MS Leadership and Management: During a student’s senior year  completing the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management (BSOM) program, students will begin taking graduate Master of Science in Leadership and Management (MSLM) courses, which will count toward both degrees, providing an accelerated path to completion. 
  • BS Computer Science OR  Business Administration + MS in Data Analytics: Certain graduate classes from the Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) can be used to satisfy requirements for both degrees, providing an accelerated path to completion.   

The college also offers minors in business administration, business management, economics, and marketing to allow students to customize their education to suit their interests. In addition, it offers graduate-level certificates in accounting, finance, human resource management, information technology, management and leadership, marketing, nonprofit management, organizational leadership, and supply chain management. Certificate courses can also count towards a graduate degree should a student wish to pursue. 

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