Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Economics. 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 3MATH 115, 115, or 121 (Goal 1.2)3-5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 3 Humanities3ECON 142 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 116 (Major Pre-requisite)3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
ECON 144 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3ECON 520 (Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours) 3MATH 526 (Major Pre-requisite)3
Elective (Total Hours) 3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours) 3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ECON 522 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ECON 526 (Major Requirement)3ECON Elective 500+3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13ECON Elective 500+3
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3Goal 6 Integration & Creativity (ECON 496 is a possibility)3
ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3ECON Elective 600+ (Major Reqiurement)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120-122
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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. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.