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.

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 (General Science Requirement)33
CHEM 130 (General Science Requirement, BA Lab, BA Quantitative Req)25CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)5
BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)*1MATH 115 (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 Elective)2-3BIOL 154 (or Elective)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)3PSYC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science, Recommended)3
Human Evolutionary Biology (General Science Requirement)93-4BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)4
CHEM 330 (Major Requirement)53Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2 
 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
Goal 3 Humanities3PHSX 115 (or PHSX 212 & 236, General Science Requirement)4
COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)3Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
PHSX 114 (or PHSX 211 & 216, Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, General Science Requirement)4Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63 
 16 13-15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity (300+ Recommended)3BIOL 599 (Major Requirement, Goal 6)71
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (300+ Recommended)3
BIOL 570, MATH 365, or PSYC 210 (General Science Requirement)43-4Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Major Category Lab Course (Major Requirement)61
Major Category Lab Course (Major Requirement)62Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)2Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 16-17 14
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.