Why study public affairs and administration?

The School of Public Affairs and Administration also offers a minor in public administration. Coursework related to the minor is offered primarily at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas, and some courses also offered in Lawrence and online. The minor requires 18 hours of PUAD coursework. Six of these credits will consist of required core coursework, and the additional twelve will consist of elective PUAD courses.

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:
PUAD 330Introduction to Public Administration3
or PUAD 331 Introduction to Public Administration, Honors
PUAD 333Hard Choices in Public Administration: _____3
Public Administration Required Electives
Minors must complete 4 courses (12 hours) in upper-level PUAD (300 level and higher)12

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.