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

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 or 101 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 2.2 Oral Communication3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
PSYC 210 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3Minor Course13
Minor Course13Elective 300+ Level3
Elective2Elective 300+ Level3
 14 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 800 (Major Requirement)3
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13Minor Course 300+ Level13
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC 693 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33ABSC 693 (Major Requirement)33
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23Minor Course 300+ Level13
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Elective 300+ Level3
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

The BGS requires completion of a minor (or a second major) outside of the major area of study. Most minor 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

 6 hours of ABSC 693 Practicum are required. 

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.

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.