Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Organizational Behavior Management Research. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
ABSC 160 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3ABSC 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
 17 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ABSC 150 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 14-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ABSC 470 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)33
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC 682 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)43ABSC 682 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)43
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120-123
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

3

Satisfied by completing any junior-senior level ABSC courses, except those already required as introductory, core knowledge, and required specialty area courses (including ABSC 304, ABSC 308, ABSC 470, ABSC 509). Additionally, practicum courses (ABSC 675-ABSC 699) do not count toward specialty area elective hours. Please see specialty area advisors for recommendations. 

4

This practicum requires a 2-semester commitment (enrollment in ABSC 682), beginning in the fall semester and continuing in the spring semester. Space may be limited and enrollment may depend on the date of indication of interest. No more than 6 hours of practicum apply to the major. 

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.