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Kansas Jayhawks Academics

The University of Kansas requires at least 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

Kansas Jayhawks does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Kansas Jayhawks has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 63% of students who started college at Kansas Jayhawks complete all the credits required within six years.

Kansas Jayhawks offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at Kansas Jayhawks?

Kansas Jayhawks has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Kansas Jayhawks

When choosing a major, Kansas Jayhawks students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Kansas Jayhawks below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Kansas Jayhawks does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does Kansas Jayhawks Offer Learning Disability Services?

Kansas Jayhawks offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Kansas Jayhawks Have An Online Program?

Kansas Jayhawks has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Kansas Jayhawks Give AP Credit?

Kansas Jayhawks offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Kansas Jayhawks Have An Honors Program?

Kansas Jayhawks offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does Kansas Jayhawks Require Internships?

Kansas Jayhawks does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Kansas Jayhawks has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Kansas Jayhawks include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Kansas Jayhawks

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Kansas Jayhawks does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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Kansas Jayhawks Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Architectural History and Criticism, General
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Russian Studies
German Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Applied Linguistics
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Legal Studies, General
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Microbiology, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Computational Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Museology/Museum Studies
Behavioral Sciences
Nutrition Sciences
International/Global Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Human Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Clinical Child Psychology
Public Administration
Social Work
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial and Product Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
Public Health, General
Public Health, Other
Music Therapy/Therapist
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation Science
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Medical Informatics
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Science
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Research and Development Management
Project Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Construction Management
History, General

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