BA in Psychology

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Psychology. 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, BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Additional Goal 2.1 required, BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (*Suggested* Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning, Major Pre-/Co-requisite)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
PSYC 102 (Major Requirement)1Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3
PSYC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3PSYC Core Course (Major Requirement)3
 15 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 2.2 Communication3BIOL 100 (with lab BIOL 102 OR BIOL 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-Requeisite))34
Goal 3 Humanities3PSYC Core Course (Major Requirement)43
PSYC 200 or 210 (Major Requirement)3PSYC 200 or 210 (Major Requirement )3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3 
 15 13-15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
PSYC Core Course (Major Requirement) 43PSYC Core Course (Major Requirement)43
PSYC Core Course (Major Requirement)43PSYC Core Course (Major Requirement)43
PSYC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PSYC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3PSYC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)63Goal 4.1 US Diveristy (300+ Recommended)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours 120-122

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.