Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS 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
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required) 3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Humanities3
POLS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Pre-requisite)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
PUAD 330 or 331 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective (Total Hours) 3PUAD 332 (Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours) 3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours) 3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours) 3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3PUAD 602 (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, Major Elective)3
PUAD 333 (Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
PUAD Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PUAD 432 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics, Major Elective)3PUAD 691 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)23
PUAD Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
PUAD Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
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Please note that the Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion of a single BGS major AND a secondary field of academic study (a second major, co-major, or minor). This sample plan is based on the completion of a minor. If a second major is selected instead, elective hours on plan will be needed for these additional major requirements.

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

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 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.