Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in African & African-American Studies with a concentration in African Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication 3
AAAS 103 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3AAAS 105 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking or Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science3
AAAS 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
AAAS 300 (Major Requirement)3AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement13
AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AAAS 550 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3AAAS 496 or 690 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
AAAS (African Focus) Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Refer to the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that can fulfill this major requirement.

2

Please note that the Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion of the requirements 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.

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.