Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Religious 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 II)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
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 3 Social Science3REL 104 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, 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
REL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3REL 124 or 125 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)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)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
REL 107, 109, 311, 315, 325, 345, 350, or 570 (Choose one) Judaism, Christianity, or Islam - Major Requirement3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
REL 106, 108, 360, 365, 507, 508, 509, 510, or 555 (Choose one) Religious Tradition - Major Requirement3REL 171, 172, 330, 339, 373, 375, 585, 586, or 671 (Choose one) North American Religion - Major Requirement3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3REL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)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
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
REL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3REL 490 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommneded), or elective3Elective 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)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies), or elective1
 15 13
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, 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.