Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in English, General Track. 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 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 US Diversity 3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ENGL 200+ Level Course/from Writing Category (Writing Cateory: Major Requirement)1, 2, 33ENGL 300+ from English Language or Rhetoric Category (Major Requirement)23
ENGL 300+ from Literary History Category (Major Requirement)2, 43Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)53
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)53
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 300+ from Literary Theory (Major Requirement)23Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3
ENGL 300+ from Literary History (Major Requirement)2, 43ENGL 300+ from Forms & Genres (Major Requirement)2, 6, 73
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)53Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)53
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3ENGL Elective 500+ (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)2, 83
ENGL 300+ from Individual Authors/Movements (Major Requirement)2, 73ENGL 300+ Transcultural Approaches to Lit, Lang, or Rhet. (Major Requirement)23
ENGL 500+ Elective (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)2, 83Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)53
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)53Elective (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.