Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Psychology. 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 1.1 Critical Thinking3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning, Major Pre-/Co-requisite)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
PSYC 102 (Major Requirement)1PSYC 200 (Major Requirement)3
PSYC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)2 
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 3 Humanities3
PSYC 210 (Major Requirement)3BIOL 100 or 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)13
PSYC 318 (Major Requirement)3PSYC 350 (Major Requirement)3
PSYC 333 (Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
PSYC 360 (Major Requirement)3PSYC 370, 375, or 380 (Major Requirement)3
PSYC Elective (Major Requirement)23PSYC Elective (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
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Goal 6 Integration & Creativity 3
PSYC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23PSYC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

An introductory course in Biology is required for the Biological Psychology course requirement in the major. Choose to take either BIOL 100 or BIOL 150.

2

Refer to the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that can fulfill this major requirement.

3

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 or minor).  

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.