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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required))13
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required))13REL 124 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3
REL 104 (Goal 3 Humanities or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)13Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 3 Social Science3
Overview of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam (Major Requirement)23Overview of Religious Tradition other than Judaism, Christianity, or Islam (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
Religion in North America (Major Requirement)23REL 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 (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
REL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23REL 490 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
REL Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

The Religious Studies department requires completion of admission criteria in order to be admitted to the major. Review admission requirements here.  

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, co-major, or minor).  This sample plan is based on the completion of a minor.  If a second major is selected instead, elective hours on plan will be needed for these additional major requirements.

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.