Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Humanities with a concentration in Peace & Conflict Studies. 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 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)32nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)5Goal 2.2 Communication3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3HUM 110 or 111 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
PCS 220 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement) PCS 550, 555, or 565 (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 12 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Interdisciplinary Course (Major Requirement)43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
PCS 550, 555, or 565 (Major Requirement)33Interdisciplinary Course (Major Requirement)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Major Emphasis Course (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Emphasis Course (Major Requirement)53PCS 650 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3Major Emphasis Course (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (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
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1
 15 13
Total Hours: 117-120
1

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.

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

3

6 hours of PCS upper division coursework chosen from the following are required: PSC 550, PCS 555, PCS 565.

4

6 hours (2 courses) of interdisciplinary courses are required. For a list of approved courses visit the degree requirements tab.

5

9 hours (3 courses) are required from one of three designated areas. To review the 3 areas and the courses approved to fulfill them, visit the degree requirements tab.

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, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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.