Public Affairs & Administration



Skilled Leader. Innovator. Problem Solver.

This is how you will emerge after your undergraduate study in Public Affairs & Administration. You will be ready to confront pressing social and economic challenges at the local, state, national, and international levels, by gaining the necessary knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating public programs. 

Introductory classes in public administration are offered in Lawrence and at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Courses to complete the major and minor are offered at the Edwards Campus.

Learn to think critically and analytically about public policy and acquire skills that make you a more effective citizen in your own community.

Career options: 

Public Affairs & Administration graduates work in such settings as local and state government, nonprofit organizations, and private sector businesses. You may also consider going on to complete the Master of Public Administration degree program, which has been ranked first in the nation since 1998 by the U.S. News and World Report.

For more information on career options, visit the KU Career Center website.


Public Affairs & Administration Program
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Advisor name: 
Dan Mueller
Advisor title: 
Undergraduate Advisor, Edwards Campus
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