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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3AAAS 102 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 3 Social Science, 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
AAAS 349 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness or Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13AAAS 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 Diversity3AAAS 433 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirement)3
AAAS 543 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness or Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13AAAS 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 496 or 690 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3AAAS 550 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (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.