Why pursue the B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree option?

If, as a student, your personal goals are best served by:

  • A more broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum with balanced contributions from natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities (requiring exploration in 15 different disciplines with the completion of a minimum of 100 hours in the College).
  • The broadest preparation for admission into a professional program.
  • An avenue for adding a bachelor’s degree to an already existing technical degree or licensure certificate.
  • A degree option with maximum flexibility.
  • A distance-education option for a KU degree.
  • A degree that provides students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge employers indicate are required for success in our changing economy and world community — skills that are limited in current college graduates.

The B.G.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences degree option is

  • Not an “Easy Out” degree option. Academic standards are the same for all degrees granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Not a quick option for a bachelor’s degree when a minimum of 120 hours including a significant number of medical, technical and professional courses have been completed. KU policy regarding acceptance of transfer work still applies. Students are allowed to use a maximum of 20 hours outside of the College toward the degree.
  • Not an option in which students may pursue majors or minors in the College.

Contact Info

Liberal Arts and Sciences

College Student Academic Services, Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 109
Lawrence, KS 66045-7518
Why KU
  • One of 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 2nd in the nation for prestigious faculty Fulbright awards
  • 26 Rhodes scholars
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • One of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs. U.S. News and World Report