Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in African and African-American Studies with a concentration in African and African-American Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 crs required)3
Elective3AAAS 106 (Goal 4.1 Human Diversity, Major Requirement)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First course, 2 crs required)3Elective (Total Hours)3
AAAS 103 or 105 (Goal 3 Humanities, Major Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 3 Natural Sciences3
Goal 3 Social Sciences3AAAS 305 (Goal 4.2 Global Culture, Major Requirement)3
AAAS 300 (Major Requirement)3AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
AAAS 306 (Major Requirement)3AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13AAAS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (Major Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3AAAS 496 or 690 (Goal 6.1 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
AAAS 550 (Goal 6.1 Integration & Creativity)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

 Refer to the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that can fulfill this major requirement.


Please note that the Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion of the requirements 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.

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.