Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Basic Research. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.
|Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 Crs. Required)||3||Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 Crs. Required)||3|
|Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy||3||ABSC 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)||3|
|ABSC 160 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)||3||Goal 2.2 Oral Communication||3|
|Goal 3 Humanities||3||Goal 3 Natural Science||3|
|PSYC 210 (Major Requirement)||3||ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)||4|
|ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)||3||ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)2||3|
|Minor Course1||3||Minor Course1||3|
|Elective||3||Elective 300+ Level||3|
|Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)2||3||ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)2||3|
|Minor Course 300+ Level1||3||ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)2||3|
|Elective||3||Minor Course 300+ Level1||3|
|ABSC 692 (Goal 6, Major Requirement)3||3||ABSC 692 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3||3|
|Goal 4.2 Global Awareness||3||Minor Course 300+ Level||3|
|Minor Course 300+ Level1||3||Elective 300+ Level||3|
|ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)||3||Elective||3|
|BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)||3||Elective||2|
|Total Hours 120|
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.
11 hours of ABSC Specialty Area elective courses are required. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved courses.
6 hours of ABSC 692 Practicum are required.
All students in the College of Liberal Arts and 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. 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.