Minor Requirements

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

Minors 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 Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector (3)
  • PUAD 604 Resource Development and Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • PUAD 605 Managing Nonprofit Relationships (3)
  • PUAD 606 Nonprofit Accountability: Public Needs and Public Values (3)
  • PUAD 639 Concepts of Civil Society (3)
  • PUAD 691 Internship in Public Service (1-6)
  • PUAD 692 Research Experience Public Administration (1-6)
  • PUAD 693 Directed Readings (1-3)
  • PUAD 694 Topics in Public Administration: _____

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.

Contact Info

School of Public Affairs and Administration

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 4060
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3527
http://www2.ku.edu/~kupa/
Marilu Goodyear, DIrector
785-864-3039

School of Public Affairs and Administration

KU Edwards Campus
370B Regnier Hall, 12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213-2402
913-897-8400
http://www2.ku.edu/~kupa/
Dan Mueller, Director of Undergraduate Advising, Edwards Campus
913-897-8659
dmueller@ku.edu

School of Public Affairs and Administration

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 4060
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3527
http://www2.ku.edu/~kupa/
Ray Hummert, M.P.A. Advisor
785-864-9097
rhummert@ku.edu
Rosemary O'Leary, Ph.D. Advisor
785-864-3361
oleary@ku.edu
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