BA in Human Biology with concentration in Anthropology

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Anthropology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

This degree plan assumes students will have the equivalent of MATH 101 or MATH 104, or equivalent prior to the freshman year, fall semester.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 150 or 152 (Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)33BIOL 152 or 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)33
CHEM 130 (General Science Requirement, BA Lab Req, BA Quantitative Req)25CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)5
BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)*1MATH 115 (Goal 1.2, General Science Requirement)23
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
BIOL 154 (or Goal 3 Social Science (PSYC 104 recommended))2-3BIOL 154 (or Goal 3 Social Science (PSYC 104 recommended))2-3
 14-15 16-17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
MATH 116 (General Science Requirement)3BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)4
CHEM 310 or 330 (Major Requirement)53Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Human Evolutionary Biology (General Science Requirement)93-4 
 16-17 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
PHSX 114 (or PHSX 211 & 216) (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, General Science Requirement)4PHSX 115 (or PHSX 212 & 236) (General Science Requirement)4
BIOL 416 (Major Requirement)3Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Goal 2.2 Communication3Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)2
 16 15-17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 570, MATH 365, or PSYC 210 (General Science Requirement)43-4BIOL 599 (Major Requirement, Goal 6)71
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63(Major Category Course if needed (Major Requirement))63
Goal 3 Humanities (300+ recommended)3Goal 4.1 US Diversity (300+ Recommended)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (300+ Recommended)3
 15-16 13
Total Hours 120-126

Please note:

Students may earn degrees in more than one major within biological sciences, or in a biological science and an area outside biology by meeting the requirements of both degree programs and taking at least 15 hours of courses unique to each major.

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.