Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Film and Media 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 Literacy (MATH 101 Recommended)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
FMS 100 (Major Requirement)13FMS 200 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3FMS 380 (Major Requirement)13
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 3 Natural Science3
FMS 273, 345, or 621 (Major Requirement)3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
FMS 275 (Major Requirement)3FMS History Course 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Goal 3 Social Science3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 592 or 593 (Major Requirement)43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
FMS 401 (Major Requirement (online))1FMS 530 (Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23FMS 300+ Elective Course (Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)2 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FMS 300+ Elective (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement) 43FMS 585 (Major Requirement)3
FMS 300+ Immediate Production Course (Major Requirement)53FMS 300+ Immediate Production Course (Major Requirement)53
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours 120

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.