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
LING 106 or 107 (Goal 1.1 , Major Requirement)3LING 110 or 111 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3
LING 177 (First Year Seminar)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
LING 305 (Fall only course; Major Requirement)3LING 312 (Spring only course; Major Requirement)3
LING Acquisition, Processing, or Diversity (Major Requirement)33LING Acquisition, Processing, Diversity (Major Requirement)33
Goal 3 Natural Sciences3Goal 3 Arts and Humanities 3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
LING 325 (Fall only course; Major Requirement)3LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement)23
LING Acquisition, Processing, or Diversity Course (Major Requirement)33Goal 4.1 US Diversity 3
LING Advanced Course (Major Requirement)23Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
LING 420 or 421 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, BGS Career Course (BGSC), Major Requirement - LING 420 is FALL ONLY, LING 421 is SPRING ONLY. Take elective in alternate semester.)3LING 421 or 420 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, BGS Career Course (BGSC), Major Requirement - LING 420 is FALL ONLY, LING 421 is SPRING ONLY. Take elective in alternate semester)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
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.