BGS in Law and Society

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.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I3Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3
POLS 110 (Goal 3 Social Science, recommended for major)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS 330 (Major Requirement + Goal 3 Social Science)3Goal 3 Natural Science3
LWS 332 (Major Requirement + Goal 1.1)3LWS 333 (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours1, 43PUAD 330 (recommended LWS elective - major requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
LWS 443 (Major Requirement)3LWS Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 4.1 US Diversity3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours1, 43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours1, 43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours1, 43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
 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 Hours1, 43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours1, 43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
BGS Career Course (BGSC)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours43
 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.