Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Anthropology. 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 Literacy 3ANTH 104, 105, or 304 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)3-4
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Elective (Total Hours)3
ANTH 1021Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)2 
 15 15-16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
KU Core Goal Course (as needed)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
ANTH 108, 109, or 308 (Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement) or3-4KU Core Goal Course (as needed), or elective3
ANTH 160, 162, or 360 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)
 ANTH 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking or Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1 US Diversity , Major Requirement) or3
ANTH 110, 111, or 310 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3-4
ANTH 320 or 321 (Major Requirement Only)
 
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15-17 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH 300+ Archaeology Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23ANTH Sociocultural Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23ANTH Elective 300+ (or other elective)33
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ANTH Biological Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13ANTH Geographic 300+ (Major Requirement)13
ANTH Elective 300+ (or other elective)33ANTH 401 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
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: 120-123
1

Refer to the Anthropology degree requirements page of the catalog for a list of courses to fulfill this 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.

3

Students considering graduate school should take at least 2 courses beyond major requirements.  These courses should be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

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.