Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Environmental Studies. 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 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3MATH 365, GEOG 316, or BIOL 570 (Major Requirement)23-4
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
EVRN 140 or 144 (Goal 3 Natural Science, BA Lab Req, Major Requirement)5EVRN 142 or 145 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)5
 16 16-17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Humanities3
Goal 2.2 Communication3EVRN 320 (Major Requirement)33
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
EVRN 332 (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Research Methods Course (Major Requirement)53EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EVRN 460 or 660 (Major Requirement)33EVRN Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)43
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3EVRN 615 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Stratgies, or elective)1
 15 13
Total Hours 120-123

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.