Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Organizational Behavior Management Research & Practice. 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 (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
ABSC 304 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
ABSC 150 (Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics, Major Requirement)3Minor Requirement13
Minor Course13Elective3
Elective3Elective2
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 470 (Major Requirement)3
Minor Course 300+ Level13ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Elective3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Elective3Minor Course 300+ Level13
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23ABSC 682 (Major Requirement)33
ABSC 682 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33Minor Course 300+ Level13
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective 300+ Level3
Elective 300+ Level3Elective3
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 minors 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 682 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.