Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 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 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required) 3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Elective (Total Hours)3
WGSS 101 or 102 (Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1 Human Diversity, Major Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity (If Goal 3 Social Science already fulfilled)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Humanities3WGSS Social Science Core Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
WGSS Humanities Core Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (as needed), or elective3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
WGSS Theory Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13WGSS Humanties Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
WGSS International Focus Elective 300+ (Major Requriement)13WGSS Social Science Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
WGSS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13WGSS 601 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)43
WGSS 301 (Research Methods (Major Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

A list of courses that fulfill each requirement in the major can be found on the degree requirements tab of the catalog.

2

Please note that the Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion 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.

3

WGSS 301 is only offered in the fall semester.

4

WGSS 601 is only offered in the spring semester.

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. 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.