Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS 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.

Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required) 3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required) 3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Humanities3
POLS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science, recommended for major)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
LWS 330 (Major Requirement)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
LWS 332 (Major Requirement)3LWS 333 (Major Requirement)3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13PUAD 330 (recommended LWS elective - major requirement)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)3
 15 15
LWS 643 (Major Requirement)3LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Culture/Awareness3Goal 4.1 Human Diversity3
Required Minor Course (BGS Requirement)13Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3LWS 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 Ethics3Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13
Required Minor Course 300+ (BGS Requirement)13Elective (Total Hours)3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective (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.