Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in African and African-American 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 Written Communication (First course, 2 crs required))3ENGL 102 or 105 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 crs required))3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
AAAS 100+ Introductory Core3AAAS 100+ Introductory Core3
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Arts & Humanities3
First Year Seminar or Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 4.13
AAAS 300+ Advanced Core (Historical)3AAAS 300+ Advanced Core (Contemporary)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Goal 3 Natural Sciences3AAAS Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 53AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (Major Requirement)23Goal 4.23
BGS Career Prep Course3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
AAAS 690 or 4963AAAS 550 (AAAS Capstone)3
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)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.