Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in History of Art. 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 3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3HA 151 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3
HA 150 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Natural Science3
HA 165 (Major Requirement)3HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)23HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)3
HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)23HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
HA Course approved to satisfy Goal 6 Integration & Creativity 3HA 300+ Breadth Course (Major Requirement)43
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

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. 

2

The breadth requirement needs one course (3 hours) in History of Art at the 300+ level from each of the following six categories: Art between 400-1400: European, Mediterranean, or Near Eastern; Art between 1300-1600: European, Mediterranean, or Near Eastern; Art between 1600 and 1700: European; Art between 1700-1900: European or American; Asian Art before 1900; and Art after 1900. Possible courses are listed under the degree requirements tab. 

3

The department recommends that students take the HA or Studio Art course to satisfy Goal 6 in either the fall or spring semester of their fourth year. HA 498 and HA 550 fulfill a Goal 6 requirement. 

4

A course may double count for a breadth requirement within the major and also for the Goal 6 requirement in the KU Core. If one course is taken to fulfill both requirements, an additional History of Art elective at the 300+ level is required. 

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. 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.