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

Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3CLSX 178 or ENGL 102 (Recommended)(Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required))3
MATH 101 (Recommended)(Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)3CLSX 210 or 220 (Recommended)(Goal 2.2 Oral Communication)3
CLSX 151, 168, or 177 (Recommended)(Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3GRK 108 (Major Pre-requisite)5
GRK 104 (Major Pre-requisite)5Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13
 14 14
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Social Science3LAT 108 (Major Pre-requisite)5
LAT 104 (Major Pre-requisite)5Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 17 17
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
LAT 112 or GRK 301 (Major Requirement)23Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Advanced Language Course (Major Requirement)23
Classical History Course (Major Requirement)33Classical Art & Archeology Course (Major Requirement)43
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
 15 15
Advanced Language Course (Major Requirement)23CLSX 496, 550, or 577 (Major Requirement)53
CLSX Major Elective (Major Requirement)63Advanced Language Course (Major Requirement)23
CLSX Major Elective (Major Requirement)53Advanced Language Course (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)1
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

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. 


The Classical Languages major requires 15 hours of advanced language study beyond GRK 108 and LAT 108, beginning with LAT 112 or GRK 301


Choose from the list of approved Classical History courses found on the degree requirements tab.


Choose from the list of approved Ancient Art & Archaeology courses found on the degree requirements tab. 


Goal 6 satisfied by CLSX 496, CLSX 550, or CLSX 577. If one of these is not used to satisfy a major requirement and Goal 6, then a free elective may also be used to satisfy Goal 6.


Two courses (6 hours) of additional electives are required for the Classical Languages major. See the degree requirements tab for a list of approved elective courses. 

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 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.