Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 Crs. Required)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 Crs. Required)3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3ABSC 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ABSC 150 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirements)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 310 (Major Requirement)3
Minor Course13Minor Course3
Elective3Elective3
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
ABSC Specialty Area Elective23ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13Minor Course 300+ Level13
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC 690 or 691 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33ABSC 690 or 691 (Major Requirement)33
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23Minor Course 300+ Level13
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective 300+ Level3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective3
Elective3Elective2
 15 14
Total Hours: 120
1

 The BGS requires completion of a minor (or a second major) outside of the major area of study. Most minors require 18 hours with 12 at the 300+ level.

2

 11 hours of ABSC Specialty Area elective courses are required. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved courses.

3

 Two semesters of practicum (ABSC 690/ABSC 691) are required (3 hours in both fall and spring semesters). Note: ABSC 310/ABSC 311 must be taken prior to enrollment in ABSC 690/ABSC 691.

 All students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal.