BGS in Linguistics

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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BGS Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BGS Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BGS Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (LING Foreign Language Requirement)52nd Semester Language (LING Foreign Language Requirement)5
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Communication3
LING 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S, or Goal 4.1 or Goal 4.2, Major Requirement)3LING 110 or 111 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S, Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (LING Foreign Language Requirement)34th Semester Language or 1st Semester of Another Language (LING Foreign Language Requirement)3
Goal 3 Natural Sciences3LING 312 (Spring only course; Major Requirement)3
LING 305 (Fall only course; Major Requirement)3LING Acquisition, Processing, Diversity (Major Requirement)33
LING Acquisition, Processing, or Diversity (Major Requirement)33Goal 3 Humanities or Social Sciences3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities or Social Sciences3Goal 4.1 US Diversity or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
LING 325 (Fall only course; Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
LING Acquisition, Processing, or Diversity Course (Major Requirement)33LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement)43
LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement)43
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3LING 421 (Spring only course; Goal 6 Intergration & Creativity, Major Requirement)53
LING 420 (Fall only course; Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)53
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
or Elective, or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)63Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)2 
 14 12
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.