BGS in Religious Studies

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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
REL 104 (Goal 3 Arts and Humanities, Major Requirement)3REL 100+ Specific Religious Traditions, Major Requirement13
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2)3
First Year Seminar Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3
Goal 3 Social Science3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
REL 100+ Religion in Specific Regions, Major Requirement13REL 300+ Elective (1 of 4), Major Requirement3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
REL 100+ Thematic Approaches to Religion, Major Requirement13REL 300+ Elective (3 of 4), Major Requirement13
REL 300+ Elective (2 of 4), Major Requirement13Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics (REL 100, REL 137 or REL 379 recommended)3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
REL Elective 300+ (4 of 4), Major Requirement13REL 490 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)3
BGS Career Course (BGSC)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 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.