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.
|BIOL 150 or 152 (Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)3||3||BIOL 152 or 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)3||3|
|CHEM 130 (General Science Requirement, BA Lab, BA Quantitative Req)2||5||CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)||5|
|ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)1||3||MATH 115 (General Science Requirement)2||3|
|BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)*||1||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)||3|
|BIOL 154 or PSYC 104||2-3||BIOL 154 or PSYC 104||2-3|
|1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5||2nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)||5|
|MATH 116 (General Science Requirement)||3||PSYC 200 (Major Requirement)||3|
|Human Evolutionary Biology (General Science Requirement)10||3-4||BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)||4|
|CHEM 330 (Major Requirement)5||3||Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)||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|
|COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)||3||Goal 3 Humanities (300+ Recommended)||3|
|PSYC 210, BIOL 570, or MATH 365 (General Science Requirement)4,7||3-4||PHSX 114 (or PHSX 211 & 216, Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, General Science Requirement)4||4|
|Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)||3||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|Goal 4.1 US Diversity (300+ Recommended)||3||Goal 4.2 Global Awareness (300+ Recommended)||3|
|Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3||Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3|
|Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3||BIOL 599 (Major Requirement, Goal 6)8||1|
|Major Category Course (Major Requirement)6||3||Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)||3|
|Elective 300+ (Total Hours)||3||Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)||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 is offered in the fall semesters. BIOL 153 is the honors equivalent of BIOL 152 and is offered in the spring semesters.
BIOL 570 is offered only in fall.
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.
PSYC 210 recommended for the statistics requirement.
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.
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.