Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS 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) 3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required) 3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Humanities3
POLS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science, recommended for major)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS 330 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
LWS 332 (Major Requirement)3LWS 333 (Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13PUAD 330 (recommended LWS elective - major requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS 643 (Major Requirement)3LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Culture/Awareness3Goal 4.1 Human Diversity3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective 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 Ethics3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

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.

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.