Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA 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
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)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
WGSS 101 or 102 (Goal 3 S or Goal 4.1, Major Requirement)3 
 17 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1 US Diversity, as needed3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
WGSS Humanities Core Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33WGSS Social Science Core Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (as needed), or elective3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
WGSS Theory Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33WGSS Humanities Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
WGSS International Focus Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33WGSS Social Science Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
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
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
WGSS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33WGSS 601 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
WGSS 301 Research Methods (Major Requirement)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)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)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1
 15 16
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. 

3

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

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.