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

Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning, Major Pre-/Co-requisite)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
PSYC 102 (Major Requirement)1PSYC 200 (Major Requirement)3
PSYC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)2 
 15 15
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3Goal 3 Humanities3
PSYC 210 (Major Requirement)3BIOL 100 or 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)13
PSYC Core (Major Requirement)43Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)33
PSYC Core (Major Requirement)43PSYC Core (Major Requirement) 43
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
PSYC Core (Major Requirement) 43PSYC Elective (Major Requirement)23
PSYC Core (Major Requirement)43PSYC Core (Major Requirement)43
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Goal 6 Integration & Creativity 3
PSYC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23PSYC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)33
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

An introductory course in Biology is required for the Biological Psychology course requirement in the major. Choose to take either BIOL 100 or BIOL 150.


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 or minor).  


There are six core courses that must be taken for the PSYC major: PSYC 318/PSYC 319, PSYC 333/PSYC 334, PSYC 350/PSYC 351, PSYC 360/PSYC 361. Also, one of the following: PSYC 370, PSYC 371, PSYC 375, PSYC 380, or PSYC 381 as well as one of the following: PSYC 465, PSYC 492, PSYC 545, or PSYC 592

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.