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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
EVRN 140 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)55EVRN 142 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)55
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 14 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Goal 3 Humanities3EVRN 320 (Major Requirement)4,53
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 Elective (Total Hours)1
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
EVRN 332 (Major Requirement)4,53EVRN Statistics 300+ (Major Requirement)23-4
EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15-16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EVRN 460 or 660 (Major Requirement)53EVRN 615 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
EVRN Research Methods 300+ (Major Requirement)23EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)1Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3 
 16 15
Total Hours 120-121

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.