Public Admin Bachelor's Degree Program Details


Public Administration Bachelor's Degree overview.

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  Spring: November 1
  Summer: May 1
  Fall: February 1

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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of General Studies in Public Administration

Admissions criteria

The admissions requirements for the B.A./B.G.S. in Public Administration requires admission to the University of Kansas.

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• Submit an official transcript from each college you have attended.
• Read more about university transfer student admission requirements

Curriculum and requirements

A degree in public administration requires the completion of:

·  27 credit hours, including three core PUAD courses and six major elective courses, all
junior-/senior-level courses (300-level and above at KU)

 

Core Courses (9 hours)

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Introduction to Public Administration

 

3

3

PUAD 330/

PUAD 331

Quantitative Methods for Public Administration

3

PUAD 332

Hard Choices in Public Administration

3

PUAD 333

Elective Options

Students choose 18 credit hours total

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector

3

PUAD 431 

Conducting the People's Business Ethically

3

PUAD 432 

Metropolitics and Macroproblems

3

PUAD 433 

Generating, Allocating and Managing Public Resources

3

PUAD 435 

Managing People in Public Organizations

3

PUAD 436 

Administration of Justice

3

PUAD 401

Diversity in Public Administration

3

PUAD 402 

Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector

3

PUAD 403 

Resource Development and Management in Nonprofit Organizations

3

PUAD 404 

Managing Nonprofit Relationships

3

PUAD 405 

Nonprofit Accountability: Public Needs and Public Values

3

PUAD 406 

Introduction to Project Management

3

PUAD 407

Collaboration in Public Administration

3

PUAD 408 

Concepts of Civil Society

3

PUAD 439 

Public Service Leadership

3

PUAD 441 

Internship in Public Service

3

SPAA 691 

Research Experience in Public Administration

3

SPAA 692 

Directed Readings

3

SPAA 693 

Topics in Public Administration

3

PUAD 494 

Introduction to Law & Society3LWS 330
The Pursuit of Rights: Law, Democracy & Power3LWS 333
Sustainability and Society3UBPL 200
Planning the Sustainable City3UBPL 300

 

Additionally, students must complete the university’s bachelor's degree requirements, including:

·  Minimum of 120 total hours

·  45 hours at the junior-/senior-level (300-level and above)

·  General education requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts requires proficiency in one foreign language through the fourth level, completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction, a science or field lab, and BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. The Bachelor of General Studies requires the completion of a secondary area of study/approved minor with at least 18 credit hours, as well as completion of an approved career preparation course.

More information on each course is available in the course catalog

The KU Edwards Campus also offers a minor in public administration. Visit our minors page to learn more.

Contact the academic success coach for more information. 

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