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

Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3LING 110 or 111 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1, Major Requirement)3
LING 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)32nd Semester Language (Major Requirement)5
1st Semester Language (Major Requirement)5Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 17 17
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 3 Humanities3
LING 305 (Major Requirement)33LING 312 (Major Requirement)33
3rd Semester Language (Major Requirement)34th Semester Language (Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
LING 325 (Major Requirement)33LING Analysis & Description 300+ (Major Requirement)13
LING Acquisition & Processing 300+ (Major Requirement)13LING Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)2
 15 14
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3LING 420 or 421 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
LING Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)13Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Refer to the Degree Requirements tab for a list of courses that can fulfill this major requirement.


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.


LING 305 and LING 325 are Fall only courses.  LING 312 is a Spring only course.

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.