Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Philosophy. 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 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3PHIL 160 or 180 (Recommended)(Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics)3
Goal 3 Humanities3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
PHIL 384 or 386 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13PHIL Elecitve 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3
PHIL 310 or 610 (Major Requirement)3PHIL 620-654 Theoretical (Major Requirement)3
PHIL 555, 662-672, or 676-677 Value Theory (Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 Global Awareness3PHIL Elective 300+ Level (Major Requirement)3
PHIL 557-608 History (Major Requirement)3PHIL Elective 300+ Level (Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Goal 6 Integration & Creativity3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
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The BGS requires completion of a minor (or a second major) outside of the major area of study. Most minors require 18 hours with 12 at the 300+ level. 

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.