Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in African and African-American Studies with a concentration in African and African-American 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
Elective3AAAS 106 (Goal 4.1 Human Diversity, Major Requirement)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First course, 2 crs required)3Elective (Total Hours)3
AAAS 103 or 105 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 3 Natural Sciences3
Goal 3 Social Sciences3AAAS 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Culture, Major Requirement)3
AAAS 300 (Major Requirement)3AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
AAAS 306 (Major Requirement)3AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (Major Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3AAAS 496 or 690 (Goal 6.1 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
AAAS 550 (Goal 6.1 Integration & Creativity)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)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.