BA in Human Biology with concentration in Biology
Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Biology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.
|BIOL 150 or 152 (Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)3||3||BIOL 152 or 150 (General Science Requirement)3||3|
|CHEM 130 (General Science Requirement, BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE), BA Quantitative Reasoning (QR))2||5||CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)||5|
|BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)*||1||MATH 115 (General Science Requirement)2||3|
|ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I)1||3||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)||3|
|BIOL 154 (or Elective)||2-3||BIOL 154 (or Elective)||2-3|
|1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5||2nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5|
|MATH 116 (General Science Requirement)||3||PSYC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science, Recommended)||3|
|Human Evolutionary Biology (General Science Requirement)9||3-4||BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)||4|
|CHEM 330 (Major Requirement)5||3||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)||2|
|3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||3||4th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)||3-5|
|Goal 3 Arts and Humanities||3||PHSX 115 (or PHSX 212 & 236, General Science Requirement)||4|
|COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)||3||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|PHSX 114 (or PHSX 211 & 216, Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, General Science Requirement)||4||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|Goal 4.1 US Diversity (300+ Recommended)||3||BIOL 599 (Major Requirement, Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)7||1|
|Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3||Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (300+ Recommended)||3|
|BIOL 570, MATH 365, or PSYC 210 (General Science Requirement)4||3-4||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3||Major Category Lab Course (Major Requirement)6||1|
|Major Category Lab Course (Major Requirement)6||2||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours10||3|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours10||2||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours10||3|
|Total Hours 120-126|
The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course.
Requires a Math ACT score of 26+, a comparable SAT or KU Math Placement Exam score, or credit for a MATH 101 or MATH 104 equivalent course. MATH 125 can be taken instead of MATH 115 and MATH 116 to fulfill the Math requirement.
Concurrent or prior enrollment in CHEM 130 is required. BIOL 151 is the honors equivalent of BIOL 150 and offered in the fall semesters. BIOL 153 is the honors equivalent of BIOL 152 and offered in the spring semesters.
BIOL 570 is only offered in fall and is recommended for the Biology concentration.
Refer to the degree requirements in the catalog, the departmental website, the Degree Progress Report (DPR), or your advisor for a list of applicable courses. Completion of 2 of 4 major categories is required, and at least 3 hours of lab credit, 400-level of above, must be completed. These lab credit hours may come from within the two major categories being completed or from other categories.
BIOL 599 is approved to fulfill Goal 6. This goal can also be fulfilled by completion of an approved educational experience, or an approved integration of courses and/or experiences. See your advisor for more information
Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours. Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study. Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.
BIOL 105: Biology Orientation Seminar (1 hour online course) is required for the major. It can be taken the summer prior to your freshman year.
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.