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Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Requirements to Select B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Option

Satisfactory completion of all mathematics and English general education requirements

Satisfactory completion of courses from 15 departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Good academic standing

KU cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher

B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree Option Requirements

Minimum hour and grade-point average standards (all CLAS degrees)

  • 120 credit hours
  • 45 junior/senior credit hours (numbered 300 or above)
  • 100 credit hours from units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 2.0 minimum KU cumulative grade-point average

Liberal Arts and Sciences common degree requirements (all CLAS B.A. and B.G.S. degrees)

Principal course requirements (all CLAS B.G.S. degrees)

  • Humanities (2 courses):
    Each course must come from a different category: HT, HL, or HR
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (2 courses):
    Each course must come from a different category: NB, NE, NM, or NP
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses):
    Each course must come from a different category: SC, SI, or SF

World language/culture requirement (B.G.S. LA&S degree only)

  • 2 courses (each 3 credit hours or more) in a single world language or
  • In addition to the common degree requirements above, the student must complete 3 courses (each 3 credit hours or more) in world, non-Western culture (W or NW designated courses), or language areas. This may include a variety of areas, languages, and cultures.

Additional natural science and mathematics requirement (B.G.S. LA&S degree only)

  • Beyond the principal course requirements, students must complete 2 courses in natural science (N, NB, NE, NM, or NP) or math (any combination)

LA&S breadth requirement (B.G.S. LA&S degree only)

  • At least 1 course (minimum 2 credit hours) completed in 15 different departments or programs in CLAS (as determined by course prefix)

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