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

Freshman
SpringHoursFallHours
ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13
Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3
2nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)51st Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
Goal 2.2 Communication3Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics (Introductory Philosophy Course)3 
 17 14
Sophomore
SpringHoursFallHours
4th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-53rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)3
Goal 3 Natural Science3PHIL 384 or 386 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3
Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
PHIL elective (Major Requirement)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 13-16 15
Junior
SpringHoursFallHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 3 Social Science3
PHIL 620-654 (Theoretical)3PHIL 310 or 610 (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3PHIL 555, 662-672, 676, 677 (Value Theory)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)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 18
Senior
SpringHoursFallHours
PHIL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3PHIL 557-608 (History), Major Requirement3
PHIL Elective 500+ (Major Requirement)3LA&S 490 (Recommended), or elective3
Goal 6 Integration & Creativity (recommend an approved PHIL course)3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies), or elective1Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-123
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. 

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.