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
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2))3
Goal 2.2 Communication3Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity 3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ENGL 200+ Level Course (Major Requirement, Goal 3 Arts and Humanities)3, 73ENGL 300 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Rhetoric, Language, or Writing studies (Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ENGL 300+ elective (Major Requirement)43ENGL 300+ from Diverse Identities, Communities, & Texts (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63ENGL Elective 300+43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL 500+ required capstone (Major Requirement, Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)4,53
ENGL 300+ from Literature, Language, or Rhetoric bef. 1850 (Major Requirement)3ENGL 300+ elective (Major Requirement)43
ENGL 500+ required capstone (Major Requirement)4,53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)83Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2, 63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 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.