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

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)33
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
FMS 100 (Major Requirement)23FMS 200 (Major Requirement)23
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3FMS 380 (Major Requirement)23
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 2.2 Communication3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Social Science3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
FMS 275, 273, or 374 (Major Requirement)3FMS 530 (Major Requirement)3
FMS 345 (Major Requirement)3FMS 401 (Online) Major Requirement1
 Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 14-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
FMS 310, 311, 312, 313, or 621 (Major Requirement)3FMS 314, 315, 316, or 620 (Major Requirement)3
FMS 592 or 593 (Major Requirement)43FMS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3 
 15 12
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3FMS 311, 310, 312, 313, or 621 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3FMS 585 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)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
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

There are admissions requirements that must be met in order to be admitted to Film and Media Studies. Review the admission requirements here.

3

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

4

FMS 593 is a spring only 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, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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.