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

The Law and Society major is only available at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)13Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required) 3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)3
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
POLS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science, recommended for major))3Elective course1
 17 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of another language (BA)3-5
LWS 330 (Major Requirement)3LWS 333 (Major Requirement)3
LWS 332 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Humanities3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3PUAD 330 (recommended LWS elective - major requirement)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS 643 (Major Requirement)3LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Culture/Awareness3Goal 4.1 Human Diversity3
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)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3LWS 691 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, LWS elective reqt.)2, 33
LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3LWS 699 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3Elective 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
 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

No more than 3 hours of LWS 691 may count toward the major.

3

LWS 691: Internship is being proposed to fulfill KU Core Goal 6. Another Goal 6 course may need to be taken. This may require that an undesignated elective be used to fulfill a pre-requisite for a Goal 6 course.

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.