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)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
 15 15
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
PSYC 210 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course13Minor Course13
Elective3Elective 300+ Level3
 15 16
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Elective3Minor Course 300+ Level13
 15 15
ABSC 692 (Goal 6, Major Requirement)33ABSC 692 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Minor Course 300+ Level3
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective 300+ Level3
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3Elective3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective2
 15 14
Total Hours 120

Please note:

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.