BGS in English

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in English. 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) 13Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course)13
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy 3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Elective (Total Hours)3Goal 3 Humanities 3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity 3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ENGL 200+ Level Course33ENGL 3003
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Rhetoric, Language, or Writing studies 3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ENGL 300+ elective43ENGL 300+ from Diverse Identities, Communities, & Texts 3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3ENGL Elective 300+ 43
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL 500+ required capstone (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)4,53
ENGL 300+ from Literature, Language, or Rhetoric bef. 1850 3ENGL 300+ elective43
ENGL 500+ required capstone4,53 Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective (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.