Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Sociology. 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 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required) 3
SOC 104, 105, or 304 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking or Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.1 US Diversity, Major Requirement)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy )13SOC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)33
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 3 Natural Science3Goal 4.1 US Diversity (or Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking or Goal 3 Social Science43
Goal 3 Humanities3SOC 280 (Major Requirement)3
SOC Elective 100+ (Major Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness43Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics43
SOC 380 (Major Requirement)3SOC 480 (Major Requirement)3
SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Goal 6 Integration & Creativity SOC Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3 43
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Required Minor Course 300+ if needed (BGS Requirement)23Elective 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.