BA in Human Biology with concentration in Applied Behavioral Science

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Science. 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
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 115 (Goal 1.2, General Science, BA Quantitative Req)23CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)55
CHEM 130 (Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)25BIOL 152 or 153 (General Science Requirement)4
BIOL 150 or 151 (General Science Requirement, BA Lab)34ABSC 100 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)3
BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)*1 
 16 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
MATH 116 (General Science Requirement)3Goal 2.2 Communication3
ANTH 345 (General Science Requirement)4PHSX 114 (or PHSX 211 & 216, General Science Requirement)54
ABSC 160 or PSYC 333 (Major Requirement)3BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)4
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Goal 3 Humanities (300+ recommended)3ABSC 308 (Major Requirement)4
Goal 3 Social Science (if needed), or Elective 300+3Goal 4.1 US Diversity (300+ recommended)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (300+ recommended)3
 15 16-18
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
BIOL 570, MATH 365, or PSYC 210 (General Science Requirement)43-4BIOL 599 (Major Requirement, Goal 6)71
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)2-3
 15-16 12-13
Total Hours 120-124

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.