Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Early Childhood & Education Intervention. 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
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Minor Course13
Minor Course13Elective3
 15 16
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC 444 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3Minor Course 300+ Level13
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Elective)23Elective3
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
 15 15
ABSC 675 or 677 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)35ABSC 675 - 680 (Major Requirement)35
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23Minor Course 300+ Level13
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective1
 17 12
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. 


8 hours of ABSC Specialty Area elective courses are required. Visit the degree requirements tab for a list of approved courses. 


 Two semesters of practicum are required, totaling 10 hours. The courses are offered for 5 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, and for 3 hours in the summer term.

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.