BGS in Psychology

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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
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
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
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
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
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
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
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

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.