Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Public Administration. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

The Public Administration major is only available at the Edwards campus.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
POLS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Pre-requisite)3Goal 3 Humanities3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
PUAD 330 or 331 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3PUAD 332 (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 292 (Research Methods, or elective)1Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 13 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3PUAD 602 (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, Major Elective)3
PUAD 333 (Major Requirement)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
PUAD Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PUAD 432 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Elective)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
PUAD Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3PUAD 691 (Goal 6, Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3, 43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120-123
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

3

No more than 3 hours of PUAD 691 may count toward the major.

4

Typically KU Core Goal 6 is fulfilled by PUAD 691: Internship. If PUAD 691 is not taken  for Goal 6, another course will need to be taken. This may require that an undesignated elective be used to fulfill a pre-requisite for a Goal 6 course.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.