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Junior/Senior Hours Required for Graduation 
KU requires all students pursuing bachelor’s degrees to complete a minimum of 45 credit hours at the junior/senior level (courses numbered 300 and above). The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires 30 of these 45 credit hours be completed in residence.

Hours in the Major: Maximums and Minimums 
There is no limit on hours taken in the major for the B.A., B.G.S., or B.S. degree. Departments are not allowed to require more than 40 hours in the major for the B.A. or more than 50 hours in the major for the B.S. Some skills courses, generally those used to fulfill general education degree requirements in English, mathematics, and a second language, are not included in this maximum limit. A minimum of 12 hours in the major must be in courses numbered 300 or above. At least 15 hours in each major(s) must be taken in residence at KU. 
Effective:  Fall 2011

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