Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Theatre with a concentration in Performance. 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 I)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
THR 101 (Major Requirement)1THR 212 (Major Requirement)3
THR 106 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3THR 216, 220, or 224 (Two Req), Major Requirement2
 15 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science3
THR 120 (Goal 2.2 Oral Communitcation)3Natural Science Lab (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
THR 201 (Major Requirement)1THR 206 (Major Requirement)3
THR 213 (Major Requirement)3THR 216, 220, or 224 (Two Req), Major Requirement2
THR 215 (Major Requirement)3THR 308 (Major Requirement)3
 16 15-18
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3THR 525, 526, or 528 (Two Req), Major Requirement3
THR 301 or 401 (Major Requirement)1THR Elective (Performance) Major Requirement33
THR 525, 526, or 528 (Two Req), Major Requirement3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
THR Elective (Performance) Major Requirement33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3 
 16 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3Goal 6 Integration & Creativity43
THR Elective 300+ Major Requirement33Elective 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
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3 
 15 12
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

Nine hours of THR electives are required. To see a list of approved courses, visit the degree requirements tab. Other THR courses, such as special topics, not listed among performance electives are normally eligible as substitutes with advisor's permission.

4

Typically students take a KU Core Goal 6 course from their major. Several options are available for theatre majors. See KU Core website.

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.