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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 or 104 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3-5MATH 115 or 121 (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)3-5
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 3 Humanities3ECON 144 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3
 17-19 17-19
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
MATH 116 or 122 (Major Pre-Requisite)3-5Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
ECON 142 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3ECON 520 (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3MATH 526 (Major Pre-requisite)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15-17 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ECON 522 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science 
ECON 526 (Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3ECON Elective 500+ (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3ECON Elective 500+ (Major Requirement)3
 Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 13-14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3ECON 496 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)3
ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
LA&S 492 (Job Search Stategies, or elective)1Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-129
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The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course.

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.