Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Speech-Language-Hearing. 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
MATH 101 (Major Pre-requisite)13Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3SPLH 120 (Major Requirement)4
SPLH 261 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 16
Goal 3 Humanities3SPLH 466 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3SPLH 463 (Major Requirement)33
SPLH 462 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
SPLH 465 (Major Requirement)1Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)23Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3 
 16 15
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
SPLH 566 (Major Requirement)3SPLH 571 (Major Requirement)4
SPLH 565 (Major Requirement)1SPLH 568 (Major Requirement)44
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23
Elective (Total Hours)3 
Elective (Total Hours)3 
 16 14
SPLH 660 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3SPLH 620 (Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)23Elective 300+ (Total Hours)53
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)53Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)53Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)1
 15 13
Total Hours: 120

 MATH 101 is the pre-requisite for SPLH 120.


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, co-major, or minor).  This sample plan is based on the completion of a minor. If a second major is selected instead, elective hours on plan will be needed for these additional major requirements.


SPLH 463 is only offered in the spring. 


SPLH 463 is the pre-requisite for SPLH 568


Recommended electives for SPLH majors are SPLH 497/SPLH 498 (SPLH 498 requires major GPA 3.5 or higher and consent of honors coordinator); SPLH 670 and SPLH 672 (both require completion of major requirements and a 3.0 GPA or higher). 

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.