Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Applied Behavioral Science with a concentration in Youth Development & Juvenile Justice. 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
ABSC 160 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)3Goal 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
Minor Course13ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3Minor Requirement13
Elective3Elective2
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23ABSC 410 (Major Requirement)3
ABSC 560 (Major Requirement)3ABSC Specialty Area Elective (Major Requirement)23
Minor Course 300+ Level13Minor Course 300+ Level13
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ABSC 509 (Major Requirement)3ABSC 694 (Major Requirement)35
ABSC 694 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)35Minor Course 300+ Level13
Minor Course 300+ Level13Elective3
BGS Career Prep Course (BGS Requirement)3Elective3
Elective2 
 16 14
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

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

3

 10 hours of ABSC 694 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.