Government, Law & Politics

African and African-American Studies

Study the relationships among and between all people of African descent through investigation of the connections between U.S. and global histories, cultures, and social and economic systems
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

American Studies

Why choose American Studies? Because America is changing and you have an important part to play in our global future.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., M.A./M.U.P., Minor, Ph.D., Undergrad Certificate

Brazilian Studies (minor only)

Train in the Portuguese language and gain knowledge and understanding of the culture of Brazil, the world's fifth-largest country.
Degrees:
Minor

Classics

Classics is the integrated study of ancient Greek and Roman civilization through its languages, its literature, and its artistic and archaeological remains.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor

Communication Studies

Faculty members in Communication Studies teach and research in two main areas: Rhetorical and Political Communication and Communication and Relationships.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D., Undergrad Certificate

East Asian Languages & Cultures

Learn about the three oldest continuous civilizations in the world - China, Japan, and Korea.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., M.A./J.D., Minor

East Asian Studies

The M.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia.
Degrees:
M.A.

Economics

Economic literacy provides a framework for understanding the forces that shape the global economy and society in which we live.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., B.S., M.A., M.A./J.D., Minor, Ph.D.

European Studies

The European Studies program provides a vibrant community for research, teaching, and related activities that explore historical and contemporary European cultures.
Degrees:
Co-Major, Minor

French

A major in French, in the Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies, ensures that our students succeed in today's global economy.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Geology

With new faculty members and a new building on the way, KU Geology is a vibrant, expanding department.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S., M.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Courses explore diverse perspectives on the language, culture, literature, history, and art of German-speaking Europe.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A., Minor, Ph.D., Undergrad Certificate

Global & International Studies

Think critically about some of the most fundamental issues facing the world: population growth, politics and governance, migration, economics, poverty and conflict, and climate change.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., M.A./M.B.A., Minor, Undergrad Certificate

Human Sexuality

Examine how sexual identity and practices contribute to significant contemporary social issues such as human trafficking, family violence and health inequality.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Minor

Humanities

Study the intellectual and cultural practices and traditions in world civilizations.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, Minor, Undergrad Certificate

Indigenous Studies

Learn about the complexity and diversity of Indigenous peoples' cultures and histories.
Degrees:
Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Italian (minor only)

Develop your understanding of Italian literature, language, and culture.
Degrees:
Minor

Jewish Studies Program

Jewish studies explores Judaism, the Jewish people and culture, and their role in the shaping of human experience.
Degrees:
B.A., Minor

Latino/a Studies (minor only)

Study the American Latino community, the country's largest minority, and the importance of its history, peoples, cultures, and social and political participation.
Degrees:
Minor

Law & Society

Explore how law works in practice in public administration, courts, the non-profit sector, policy, policing, and the justice system.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S.

Leadership Studies (minor only)

Leadership is a process, not an outcome. Develop skills to make progress on issues you care about in your personal, community, and professional life.
Degrees:
Minor

Middle East Studies (minor only)

Explore contemporary and historical issues pertaining to the Middle East.
Degrees:
Minor

Peace & Conflict Studies (minor only)

Examine the origins and nature of conflict within and among societies and the various ways in which humans address conflict.
Degrees:
Minor

Philosophy

Philosophy will help you develop critical thinking skills, enabling you to analyze the underlying logic and assumptions in arguments about a variety of topics.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., M.A./J.D., Minor, Ph.D.

Political Science

Political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Public Affairs & Administration

Our programs prepare leaders to confront the challenges of contemporary public management and build professionalism in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A./M.U.P., M.P.A., M.P.A./J.D., Minor

Public Policy (minor only)

Explore topics related to public policy in the United States and the world.
Degrees:
Minor

Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has been a national leader for the study of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since 1965.
Degrees:
B.A., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Slavic Languages & Literatures

Our department is internationally recognized for strengths in diverse areas of Slavic literary and cultural studies and linguistics.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Methodology (minor only)

Receive advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods and develop graduate-level expertise in applied statistical methods.
Degrees:
Minor

Social Justice (minor only)

Explore topics and themes about the current and historical roles of social justice in our society.
Degrees:
Minor

Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive undergraduate program in Spanish and Portuguese language, literature, and culture, as well as Brazilian literature and cultural studies.
Degrees:
B.A., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Urban Planning

KU's Master of Urban Planning is an accredited, professional degree oriented towards excellence for planning practice. Our graduates excel in careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Degrees:
M.U.P.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The department fosters the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality, through a rich multicultural and internationally informed academic environment.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, Minor, Ph.D.