BA in Law and Society

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

The Law and Society major is only available at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I13Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Goal 2.2 Communication3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours51
 17 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language, unless req for mjr (BA Second Language)63-5
LWS 330 (Major Requirement + Goal 3 Social Science)3LWS 333 (Major Requirement)3
LWS 332 (Major Requirement + Goal 1.1)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE)1-2
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53PUAD 330 (recommended LWS elective - major requirement)3
 15 13-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS 443 (Major Requirement)3LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
PUAD 332 (Recommended completion of PUAD 330, Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning) 3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3SPAA 691 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, LWS elective reqt.)2, 33
LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3LWS 699 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 15 15
Total Hours 120-123

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.