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
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
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
 Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics (PHIL 160 or PHIL 180 recommended)3
 14 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
PHIL 384 or PHIL 386 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3PHIL elective (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
PHIL 310 or 610 (Major Requirement)3PHIL 620-654 (Theoretical)3
PHIL 555, 662-672, 676, 677 (Value Theory)3Elective or possible minor course (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 12
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PHIL 557-608 (History), Major Requirement3PHIL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended), or elective3PHIL Elective 500+ (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 6 Integration & Creativity (recommend an approved PHIL course)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies), or elective1
 15 13
Total Hours: 114-117
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, 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.