BA in Human Biology with concentration in Psychology

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Human Biology with a concentration in Psychology. 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.

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, BA Quantitative Req)25CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)5
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13MATH 115 (General Science Requirement)23
BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)*1ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
BIOL 154 or PSYC 1042-3BIOL 154 or PSYC 1042-3
 14-15 16-17
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
MATH 116 (General Science Requirement)3PSYC 200 (Major Requirement)3
Human Evolutionary Biology (General Science Requirement)103-4BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)4
CHEM 330 (Major Requirement)53Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
CHEM 331 (Major Requirement)2 
 16-17 15
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)3Goal 3 Humanities (300+ Recommended)3
PSYC 210, BIOL 570, or MATH 365 (General Science Requirement)4,73-4PHSX 114 (or PHSX 211 & 216, Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, General Science Requirement)44
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
 15-16 16-18
Goal 4.1 US Diversity (300+ Recommended)3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (300+ Recommended)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63BIOL 599 (Major Requirement, Goal 6)81
Major Category Course (Major Requirement)63Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 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.