Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Speech-Language-Hearing. 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)23Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)33
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3SPLH 120 (Major Requirement)4
SPLH 261 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3 
 17 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 2.2 Communication3SPLH 463 (Major requirement)43
SPLH 462 (Major Requirement)43SPLH 466 (Major Requirement)3
SPLH 465 (Major Requirement)1Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
 13 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3SPLH 571 (Major Requirement)4
SPLH 566 (Major Requirement)3SPLH 568 (Major Requirement)54
SPLH 565 (Major Requirement)1Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)2 
 15 17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3SPLH 620 (Major Requirement)3
SPLH 660 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement )3SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective63
SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective53SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective63
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
 15 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

MATH 101 is the pre-requisite course for SPLH 120. 

4

SPLH 462 is only offered in the fall, and SPLH 463 is only offered in the spring.  

3

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

5

SPLH 120, SPLH 320, and SPLH 463 are preq-requisites for SPLH 568.

6

SPLH majors are recommended to take SPLH 498/499, AUD 550, or SPLH 670/672. (SPLH 670 and 672 require completion of major requirements and 3.0 GPA or higher.) 

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, 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.