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Minor in Public Administration

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Requirements for the Minor

KU Edwards Campus

All minor course work is offered on the KU Edwards Campus, although PUAD 330/PUAD 331 can be taken in Lawrence. 

Public Administration Minor Core Courses

Minors must complete a course in each of the following areas:

  • Introduction to Public Administration. Satisfied by: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331.
  • Hard Choices in Public Administration. Satisfied by PUAD 333.

Public Administration Required Electives

Majors must complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the following:

  • PUAD 431 Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector (3)
  • PUAD 432 Conducting the People’s Business Ethically (3)
  • PUAD 433 Metropolitics and Macroproblems: The American City in Local and Global Context (3)
  • PUAD 435 Generating, Allocating, and Managing Public Resources (3)
  • PUAD 436 Managing People in Public Organizations (3)
  • PUAD 601 Crime and Punishment (3)
  • PUAD 602 Diversity in Public Administration (3)
  • PUAD 603 The Nonprofit Sector: Formation, Leadership, and Governance (3)
  • PUAD 639 Concepts of Civil Society (3)
  • PUAD 694 Topics in Public Administration: _____ (3)

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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