Liberal Arts and Sciences BGS
Transfer credit evaluation will determine the requirements a student has left to complete the Liberal Arts & Sciences-BGS degree. The requirements below can be fulfilled by a combination of transfer credit and KU credit.
Students in the online degree completion programs will be able to take advantage of a specially designed Capstone course that will fulfill KU Core Goal 6: Integration & Creativity. This course is designed to help students focus their Liberal Arts education into career enhancing skills and goals.
The Four Components of the Liberal Arts & Sciences-BGS degree:
KU Core, World Culture, Natural Science & Math, and Breadth
|KU Core||The KU Core consists of 6 learning outcome Goals in: Critical Thinking & Quantitative Literacy, Communication, Breadth of Knowledge, Culture & Diversity, Social Responsibility & Ethics, and Integration & Creativity. Completion of all 6 Goals are required.|
|World Culture or Language||Fulfilled by either 3 courses (9 credit hours) in World Culture coursework beyond the KU Core, or 2 courses (3 credit hours or more) in a world language, or second-semester proficiency in a world language.|
|Natural Science & Mathematics||Fulfilled by 2 courses in Natural Science or Math beyond the KU Core.|
|Breadth in Liberal Arts & Sciences||Completion of coursework from 15 different departments within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.|
Note: Students with an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited Kansas institution will be considered to have met KU Core Goals 1-3.
All undergraduate students at the University of Kansas are required to fulfill University requirements
|Overall Degree Hours||120 credit hours of applicable degree credit|
|Junior/Senior Hours||45 credit hours taken at the Junior/Senior (300+) level, of which 30 must be taken in residence at KU (includes KU Online)|
|In Residence Hours||30 hours minimum, of the 120 needed to graduate, must be taken in residence at KU (includes KU Online)|
|Grade Point Average||2.00 minimum GPA in KU Coursework is required for graduation|