Major-Specific Requirements


To earn direct admission to one of the schools or programs listed below, you may need to meet requirements beyond those for general admission to KU. Note that admission to the schools and programs below is selective.


Architecture

  • 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.2+ cumulative GPA
  • Interest Profile completed as a part of the online application to KU or submitted separately online at architecture.ku.edu

Business

  • Business indicated as intended major on application and
  • An index score of 5.55 or higher achieved using the formula below

The index score is calculated using a student's high school GPA and ACT Composite (or equivalent from SAT math and evidence-based reading and writing scores). The index score formula is: (ACT/10) + high school GPA. 

More information is available on the School of Business website.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Admission earned by meeting KU’s assured admission standards

Dance

  • Required audition if seeking entry into the B.F.A program

Design

  • 21+ ACT (1060+ SAT) and 3.25+ cumulative GPA or 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.0+ cumulative GPA (preferred: 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.2+ cumulative GPA)
  • Portfolio and essay submitted online at design.ku.edu.

Priority deadline is Nov. 1. Final deadline for consideration is Feb. 1.

Education and Human Sciences

  • Teacher education program: Application submitted in the fall of sophomore year at KU
  • Sport management, community health, health and physical education, and exercise science programs: Application submitted by the end of sophomore year at KU
  • Letters of recommendation and essay for both

Engineering

  • 3.0+ GPA and math ACT score of 22+ (or math SAT score of 540+)

Students with a 22-25 math ACT (540-600 math SAT) or who meet eligibility requirements for MATH 104 (Pre-Calculus) are admitted to the School of Engineering in the First-Year General Engineering non-degree program for undergraduate students. These students have one academic year (two semesters and one summer) to transition into a degree program. 

Admission to a degree program is possible after one of the following is met:

  • 12+ credit hours at KU, B or higher in MATH 104 (Pre-Calculus), C or higher in all science and engineering courses, and a KU GPA of 2.5+ or
  • C or better in MATH 125 (Calculus I), C or better in all science and engineering courses, and a KU GPA of 2.5+

Health Professions

  • Clinical laboratory science: 2.7+ college GPA
  • Health information management: 2.5+ college GPA
  • Respiratory care: 2.5+ college GPA

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution. In all programs, prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, and math must be completed with a grade of C or better. All grades (including courses that were repeated) are used in the calculation of the GPA. Additional requirements vary by program.

Interior Architecture

  • 24+ ACT (1160+ SAT) and 3.2+ cumulative GPA
  • Interest Profile completed as a part of the online application to KU or submitted separately online at architecture.ku.edu

Journalism

  • Admission earned by meeting KU’s assured admission standards

Music

  • Successful completion of audition on primary instrument or voice

Nursing

  • 2.5+ college GPA
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Nursing application submitted at nursing.kumc.edu

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

Pharmacy

  • 2.5+ college GPA
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Submitted PCAT scores
  • Applicant profile form submitted at pharmacy.ku.edu
  • Three letters of recommendation with accompanying forms sent to rxadmissions@ku.edu

Students enter these programs after two years of undergraduate study at KU or another institution.

Social Welfare

  • Admission earned by meeting KU’s assured admission standards

Visual Art

  • Essay questions completed
  • Portfolio of work submitted