Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Sociology. 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 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)232nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)5COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)3
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Goal 3 Humanities3
SOC 104, 105, or 304 (Goal 1.1 or Goal 3S or Goal 4.1, Major Requirement)3SOC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)3-54th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Natural Science3SOC 280 (Major Requirement)3
Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
SOC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)33Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3 
 13-15 12-14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3SOC 480 (Major Requirement)3
SOC 380 (BA Quantitative Reasoning; Major Requirement)3SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)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
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, recommended if not met by Soc elective)3SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)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
 LA&S 4701
 15 16
Total Hours 120-124

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.