BGS in Applied Behavioral Science with concentration in Early Childhood Research

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Early Childhood 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 Written Communication (1 of 2))3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2))3
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy3ABSC 100 (Goal 1.1 First Year Seminar or Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3
ABSC 160 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3Goal 3 Natural Science3
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement - Core 1 of 3)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement - Core 2 of 3)4
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC 509 (Goal 6 Integration and Creativity, Major Requirement - Core 3 of 3)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23
ABSC Specialty Area Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23ABSC Specialty Area Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours12
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3ABSC 679 (Major Requirement)33-5
ABSC 679 (BGS Career Course (BGSC), Major Requriement)33-5ABSC Specialty Area Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)23
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours13
 15-17 15-17
Total Hours 120-124
1

Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours.  Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study.  Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.

2

11 hours of ABSC Specialty Area elective courses at the 300+ level are required. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved courses. 

3

Two semesters of ABSC 679 practicum are required. For the second practicum, students could also take  ABSC 675, ABSC 677, or ABSC 680 with special permission. The courses are offered for 3-5 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, and for 3 hours during the summer term.

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.