Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal 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 prior to the freshman year, fall semester.

Goal 2.1 Written Communication (First Course, 2 Crs Required)3Goal 2.1 Written Communication (Second Course, 2 Crs Required)3
Goal 2.2. Oral Communication3MATH 115 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, General Science Requirement)33
BIOL 105 (General Science Requirement)11CHEM 135 (General Science Requirement)45
CHEM 130 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy or Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)5BIOL 152 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)4
BIOL 150 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)24 
 16 15
Goal 3 Social Science3Goal 3 Humanities3
MATH 116 (General Science Requirement)33PHSX 114 or 211 and 216 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, or Goal 3 Natural Science, General Science Requirement)4
CHEM 310 or 330 (General Science Requirement)4,53BIOL 412 (Major Requirement)44
BIOL 350 (Major Requirement)4BIOL 501 (or BIOL 544 in the Fall, Major Requirement)4,63
Elective (Total Hours)3 
 16 14
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
PHSX 115 or 212 and 236 (General Science Requirement)4BIOL 600 (General Science Requirement)3
BIOL 414 (Major Requirement)43BIOL 428 (or BIOL 413 in the Fall, Major Requirement option)4,73
BIOL 570 (Major Requirement)44BIOL Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)83
Elective (Total Hours)3BIOL Elective Lab 400+ (Major Requirement)82
 17 14
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3BIOL 599 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)1
BIOL Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)83BIOL Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)83
BIOL Elective Lab 400+ (Major Requirement)82BIOL Elective 400+ (Major Requirement)83
Elective (Total Hours)3BIOL Elective Seminar/Topics 400+ (Major Requirement)82
Elective (Total Hours)3Elective (Total Hours)2
(BIOL 413 if BIOL 428 was not taken previous Spring, Major Requirement option, 3 hours)Elective (Total Hours)3
 14 14
Total Hours 120

Please note:

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.