BGS in Economics

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Economics. 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 3MATH 115 (Goal 1.2)3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 3 Humanities3ECON 142 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 144 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
ECON 4263ECON 520 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ECON 522 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ECON 526 (Major Requirement)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 6963Goal 6 Integration & Creativity (ECON 597 or ECON 697 are possibilities)3
ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3ECON Elective 600+ (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Total Hours 120
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Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours.  Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study.  Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.

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.