Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. 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 (MATH 101 Recommended)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3SPAN 212 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)13
SPAN 111 (Major Requirement)15LAA 100 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)1Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
SPAN 216 (Major Requirement)13Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Geography and Environment (Major Requirement)33
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours) Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3 
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3LAA 300 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirement)3
Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Anthropology (Major Requirement)33Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Anthropology (Major Requirement)33
Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Geography and Environment (Major Requirement)33Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Geography and Environment ( Major Requirement)33
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Methodology and Theory (Major Requirement)33LAA 450 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Anthroplogy (Major Requirement)33Disciplinary Diversity Elective - Methodology and Theory (Major Requirement)33
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies major requires 4th-level language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. 

2

Please note that the Bachelor of General Studies degree requires completion of the requirements of a single BGS major AND a secondary field of academic study (a second major, co-major, or minor).  This sample plan is based on the completion of a minor. If a second major is selected instead, elective hours on plan will be needed for these additional major requirements. 

3

24 hours of electives are required. 9 hours must be taken in two of the disciplinary categories of the major. This sample plan takes 9 hours in Anthropology and 9 hours in Environment and Geography. The remaining 6 hours may be taken in any combination of courses from the disciplinary category lists.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 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.