Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in History. 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 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Humanities (HIST 100+ level course recommended)3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity 3Goal 3 Natural Science3
HIST 301 (Major Requirement)13HIST Elective Level 100-300 (Major Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours) 3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours) 3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours) 3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
HIST Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23HIST Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23
HIST Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23HIST Elective 500-699 (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
HIST Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23HIST 696 (Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement) 3
HIST Elective 500-699 (Major Requirement)23Elective or additional HIST 300+ elective, if needed23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Must be a declared History major in order to enroll in HIST 301. See a departmental advisor to declare.

2

History majors must complete 5 courses (15 hours) in History electives that fulfill either Category I or Category II distribution within the major. 3 courses (9 hours) are required for the other category. Of these 24 hours, only 2 courses at the 100-200 level can apply toward the major and at least 2 courses must be taken at the 500-699 level.

3

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 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.