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
ABSC 160 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
Minor Course13Minor Course13
Elective3Elective 300+ Level3
Elective3Elective3
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13Minor Course 300+ Level13
Elective 300+ Level3Elective2
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3ABSC Practicum 2nd Semester (Major Requirement)33
ABSC 679 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requriement)33ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13Minor Course 300+ Level13
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
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 are required: ABSC 679 and ABSC 675-ABSC 680. The courses are offered for 3-5 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, and for 3 hours during the summer term.

Please note: 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 sued to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal.