College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences BGS

The Liberal Arts & Sciences, Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is a great option for students who:

  • Have a variety of transfer and other credits
  • Need a bachelor's degree, but do not need a specialization
  • Desire to study a wide variety of subjects
  • Seek maximum flexibility in their degree plan

Please note:

This degree option is only offered as a BGS and is not considered a major and therefore a minor cannot be earned with this degree. 

The LA&S-BGS degree is only available to transfer and readmitted students. 

Liberal Arts & Sciences, BGS degree requirements:

  • Completion of all KU Core Goals
  • 15 classes taken in unique departments within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Two additional math or natural science classes in addition to KU Core Goal 3 Natural Science
  • Completion of either 2nd level proficiency of a second language, OR completion of 3 world culture coures beyond KU Core Goal 4.2