ART 105. Visual Art Seminar. 1 Hour.

An introduction to campus and community resources for students interested in Visual Arts. Resources in the Department, the University and the larger community will be discussed and explored. LEC.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in foundations courses where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills. After the foundation year, students can select to concentrate in several degree emphasis areas.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

The BFA in History of Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program combining a 30-hour concentration in the history of art with 30 hours of studio art training to serve students interested in both the history and the making of art.

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The B.A. in Visual Art is a traditional liberal arts undergraduate degree, requiring 24 credit hours in Visual Art beyond the 1 st year foundations courses, as opposed to the the more art intensive B.F.A. degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in Music

Jazz studies, Musicology, Music theory, Piano/organ/orchestral instruments, or Voice.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation requirements and regulations for every academic program are provided in this catalog. Degree requirements and course descriptions are subject to change. In most cases, you will use the catalog of the year you entered KU (see your advisor for details). Other years’ catalogs »

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts – Requires four semesters of a second language Bachelor of General Studies – Requires a major and a minor

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

The mission of the Department of Design is to seek to engage its students in the practice of design thinking and visualization to create beautiful, innovative, and responsible solutions (products, spaces, systems, messages, and services) that respond to human needs and enhance the quality of everyday life. The Department of Design encompasses a rich tradition and a long history of educating students to engage in current paradigms toward defining the future of design practice. Exceptional faculty and state-of-the-art facilities provide an environment that cultivates and optimal educational experience in each area of undergraduate and graduate study through innovative and comprehensive curricula and experiences. Students gain insights from lectures and workshops with world-renowned designers, collaborations with industry partners, and opportunities to participate in short-term study abroad programs and semester-long internships in the US and abroad. Check out a selection of great student work:  Illustration & Animation Industrial Design Photography Visual Communication (Graphic Design) Outside of class projects: Study Abroad, Workshops and Blitzes The University of Kansas Department of Design is an accredited institutional member of the  National Association of Schools of Art and Design .

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Classical Languages

Because knowledge of Greek and Roman antiquity is fundamental to understanding the ancient and modern world.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in African and African-American Studies

The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) will provide you with a unique center for studying the relationships among and between all people of African descent. In order to fulfill the mission of the AAAS department, you will investigate the connections between US and global histories, culture, and social and economic systems.  Black Studies, or Africana Studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to studying the experiences of African people, and African-descended people across the Diaspora.  It grew most directly out of campus demands made by black students, and their allies and supporters, during the mass protest movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre-Voice Program

Theatre and Voice The Division of Voice offers 2 programs (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music ) for singers interested in art song, opera, oratorio, concert, other classical pieces or vocal teaching. Students receive training in vocal technique, languages and diction, vocal repertoire, acting and the theatrical arts. Performance opportunities range from workshops to fully staged productions, allowing students to develop their talents at the most beneficial pace. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre and Voice degree requires 124 credits.  Students will be studying with faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized.  Courses in music theory and musicology are part of the in-depth exploration of music as well as performing a junior recital and a senior recital. With this degree, students can go on to pursue graduate studies in music, establish private studios, audition for theatre/musical productions, or create their own path in music or music-related endeavors. The School of Music The School of Music at the University of Kansas ranks among the finest in America, offering comprehensive programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The school nurtures and advances the art of music through creation, performance, scholarly inquiry, entrepreneurship, and enhancement of the artistic skills and experiences of the university and regional cultural communities. The school is a major contributor to the arts community through the student, faculty, and professional performances in Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall, the Robert Baustian Theatre, and the Lied Center of Kansas. The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music . The entrance and graduation requirements in this catalog conform to the published guidelines of that organization.

Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of life at the level of individual molecules. Biochemistry lies at the intersection of cell biology, physiology, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. The B.A. Biochemistry major includes one year of biochemistry, as well as upper-division courses in cellular mechanisms and biological physical chemistry.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Biology is the study of living systems and is the broadest biological sciences major available at KU. The B.A. Biology degree provides students with much flexibility in their major course choices and can include ecology, microbiology, organismal physiology, and biochemistry.

Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, the immune system, and their roles in human health, the environment and beyond. Job prospects for microbiologists with a bachelor's or higher degree continue to be strong. Upper-division courses in immunology, bacterial infectious diseases, virology, and microbial genetics couple laboratory courses with lecture courses to provide students with hands-on practical experience. The B.A. Microbiology major includes a choice of three upper-division lecture and laboratory course pairs.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

This interdisciplinary major permits students to understand humans from a variety of academic viewpoints: anthropology, applied behavioral science, biology, psychology, and speech-language-hearing. Each human biology concentration offers major-level courses in topical categories that allow students to focus on areas that interest them most while retaining the interdisciplinary manner of the major. The broad nature of this major can prepare students for a variety of post-undergraduate opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

Why study geology? In Geology you get to apply techniques and knowledge from chemistry, physics, biology and math to answer important questions about Earth processes, history and future. Geologists are in demand to evaluate geologic hazards, evaluate natural resources, and understand the environment. The B.A. program allows many free electives for background courses in the sciences or liberal arts. The program permits study of traditional geology (with emphasis on the solid earth, the earth's surface, or environmental geology and natural resources), environmental geology (with emphasis on water or urban environmental geology), or an individually tailored program.

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

Why study global and international studies? Global and international studies will give you the tools to understand the rapid and profound changes that are occurring around the world. As a degree of study, it is useful for careers in business and the private sector, non-profit work, and foreign and civil service. Students have also used the degree as a precursor to graduate study and law school. It's interdisciplinary curriculum provides a great deal of flexibility that allows you to tailor your program toward your career aspirations. We live in a world where there is a great demand in most career fields for the contemporary global dynamics, language and cultural study, and research and writing development that our degree provides.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

Why study history? Who? What? Where? When? are the questions most commonly associated with the study of history. But these are only bits of information, bubbles on a multiple-choice test. They are not history. They are the building blocks of history, parts that when put together in the right way become history. History does not just record a sequence of events in the past. The practice of history examines change overtime and tries to understand the forces that contributed to those changes. Historians are most interested in questions that begin by asking ‘why’ or ‘how.’ These questions demand complex answers about who we are, how we have come to where we are, and what forces have shaped humanity through time. How did Spanish conquistadors manage to defeat the Aztec Empire? Why did Napoleon try to conquer Europe? How did the Industrial Revolution contribute to global warming? Why did Taiwan break off from mainland China? These questions demand complex answers. In trying to come up with those answers historians turn to the building blocks of who, what, where, and when to assemble the historical evidence in a way that answers the big question.  In a culture that places primary value only on living in the present, studying history can offer a rare foundation for critiquing or at least comprehending the current state of the world. Studying history helps you cut through the myths that cloud our understanding of ourselves and others, and offers a depth of comprehension that few other disciplines can promise. The following are some key characteristics of the history department and major: Useful : The study of history at the collegiate level emphasizes vital lifelong skills. These include critical thinking, analysis of qualitative and quantitative sources, research methods and practices, persuasive writing, and articulate speaking. The skills acquired through historical study can be transferred easily to any number of future careers and occupations. Graduates with KU History degrees have go on to become lawyers, business professionals, teachers, consultants, journalists, social workers, archivists, civil servants, and even medical doctors. Welcoming:  Few limits exist to what you may study. Politics, sexual relations, art, labor, literature, rebellion, war - the Department of History draws no boundaries between what you may and may not examine. To that end it also shares students and faculty with other programs such as African and African American Studies,  Women and Gender Studies, Environmental Studies, Global and International Studies, Indigenous Studies, and all of the geographical area studies programs. Flexible : Students must take only two required courses - a course on historical methods ( HIST 301 ) and a senior research seminar ( HIST 696 ) or honors thesis ( HIST 690 & HIST 691 ). Because few courses have sequential prerequisites, History is easy to take as a minor or as a second major. Worldly : History is excellent preparation for travel and work abroad, and around thirty majors yearly participate in KU’s  Study Abroad  program. The Department of History itself offers overseas opportunities, such as a pre-law institute at Cambridge University. Intimate :  Courses  in the department are usually small, and the larger courses always include trained Graduate Teaching Assistants to give individual attention and feedback. All students take at least two seminars of no more than fifteen students, and honors students work one-on-one with a faculty member. Further, students in the Department have organized movie nights, lectures, and informal get-togethers, so you are never lost in the crowd. Prominent:    Faculty  in the department are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their field, and they bring this advanced knowledge to bear on their teaching. Resourceful:  Resources for history research at KU are rich. Watson and Anschutz libraries help make up a major research library collection, and the Spencer Research Library offers such resources as the Wilcox Collection on extremist politics, the University Archives, and major collections in British and Irish history, among others.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Religious Studies

The undergraduate degree in the Department of Religious Studies is a research, analysis, and writing intensive program that features close work with faculty in small classroom settings. It seeks to develop a foundational knowledge of the world’s diversity of religious cultures and critical awareness of the ways in which religion shapes how we see and act toward ourselves, others, and the environment around us. Through the study of specific religious traditions and settings, students come away with a background that is invaluable to understanding and working with people of other cultures, whether in international business or simply as an informed global citizen.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Sociology

The study of sociology provides valuable insights into the social institutions and processes that shape human behaviors, histories, and opportunities.  Sociologists focus on the actions, beliefs, values, norms, organizations, institutions, and other social forces that characterize a society and shape people's lives.  It directs attention to how the parts of society fit together as well as the causes and consequences of social change.  The insight gained from the study of sociology leads to a greater understanding of how formal and informal rules of society contribute to different opportunities and constraints for different groups of individuals, and how these change over time.  As a scientific discipline, sociology teaches students how to use empirical data to understand current social realities and act effectively on the central issues of our time. Few academic disciplines have such a broad scope and relevance.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz

...BM (Fall 2019) MTHC 105 Theory I (FA...3____ Also Goal #3 (arts & humanities): MUSC 340...

Department of English

...105 . ENGL 101 + ENGL 102 or ENGL 105...the Literature and the Arts heading are designated...

Bachelor of Science in Education

...the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Students in...following: 3-5 MATH 105 Introduction to Topics...

Bachelor of Science in Geology

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Writing 3 or ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Music Education B.M.E. Program

...Arts & Sciences - elective 3 College of Lib Arts...other approved options: ENGL 105 , ENGL 203 , ENGL...

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Reading and Writing ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences well as BIOL 105. Students completing a...

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences well as BIOL 105. Requirements for the...

Bachelor of Science in Geography

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...and Writing or ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Bachelor of Science in Physics

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences whereas...of Sociology or SOC 105 Elements of Sociology...

Department of Mathematics the liberal arts should enroll in MATH 115 , MATH 125 , MATH 105 , or MATH...

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Writing (or exemption) ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Voice

...Fine Arts) for singers interested in art song...Hours Music Theory MTHC 105 Theory I 3...

Minor in Music

...nurtures and advances the art of music through...Code Title Hours MTHC 105 Theory I 3...

Bachelor of Science in Biology

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences well as BIOL 105. Majors and Concentrations...

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences well as BIOL 105. Molecular Biosciences KU...

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GEOG 104 & GEOG 105 Introduction to Physical...

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Reading and Writing ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Minor in History Politics, sexual relations, art, labor, literature, rebellion...Environment and History HIST 105 Introduction to Ancient...

Minor in Religious Studies

...Religious Studies or REL 105 Introduction to Religious...REL 464 Visions in Art and Literature REL...

Bachelor of Music in Musicology

...Theory and Composition MTHC 105 Theory I 3...3-6) History of art elective (3-6...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Anthropology

...Quantitative Reasoning requirement. * BIOL 105 : Biology Orientation Seminar...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Applied Behavioral Science

...Quantitative Reasoning requirement. * BIOL 105 : Biology Orientation Seminar...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Biology

...Quantitative Reasoning requirement. * BIOL 105 : Biology Orientation Seminar...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Psychology

...Quantitative Reasoning requirement. * BIOL 105 : Biology Orientation Seminar...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Speech-Language-Hearing

...Quantitative Reasoning requirement. * BIOL 105 : Biology Orientation Seminar...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...