Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of General Studies in Public Administration
The admissions requirements for the B.A./B.G.S. in Public Administration requires admission to the University of Kansas.
• Apply online.
• 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 3 core PUAD courses and 6 elective PUAD courses, all
junior-/senior-level courses (300-level and above at KU)
Core Courses (9 hours)
Introduction to Public Administration
Quantitative Methods for Public Administration
Hard Choices in Public Administration
Students choose 18 credit hours total
Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector
Conducting the People's Business Ethically
Metropolitics and Macroproblems
Generating, Allocating and Managing Public Resources
Managing People in Public Organizations
Crime and Punishment
Diversity in Public Administration
Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
Resource Development and Management in Nonprofit Organizations
Managing Nonprofit Relationships
Nonprofit Accountability: Public Needs and Public Values
Introduction to Project Management
Collaboration in Public Administration
Concepts of Civil Society
Public Service Leadership
Internship in Public Service
Research Experience in Public Administration
Topics in Public Administration
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. The Bachelor of General Studies requires a secondary area of study, 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.