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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Communication3
AMS 100 ( (Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1 US Diversity, Major Requirement))3Elective (Total Hours)3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
AMS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1 US Diversity, Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity (If Goal 3 Humanities already fulfilled and if Goal 3 Social Science already fulfilled)3AMS 332 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours) 3AMS Emphasis Area Course (Major Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours) 3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours) 3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
AMS 360 (Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
AMS Emphasis Area Course 300+ (Major Requirement)13AMS Emphasis Area Course 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Elective 300+ (Total Hours) 3AMS Emphasis Area Course 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AMS Theory and Method Course (see advisor) (Major Requirement)13AMS 550 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

See the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that fulfill this major requirement.

2

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