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 Course13ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Minor Requirement13
Elective3Elective2
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23ABSC 410 (Major Requirement)3
ABSC 560 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13Minor Course 300+ Level13
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 694 (Major Requirement)35
ABSC 694 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)35Minor Course 300+ Level13
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective3
Elective2 
 16 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

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

3

 10 hours of ABSC 694 Practicum are required. 

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.