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
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Minor Course13
Minor Course13Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC 444 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3Minor Course 300+ Level13
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Elective)23Elective3
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC 675 or 677 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)35ABSC 675 - 680 (Major Requirement)35
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23Minor Course 300+ Level13
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
Elective3Elective1
Elective3 
 17 12
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

8 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, totaling 10 hours. The courses are offered for 5 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, and for 3 hours in 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 used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal.