KU’s Undergraduate Biology Program (UBP) partners with the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular Biosciences to offer a deep and enriching educational experience for its students. It prepares students for careers in scientific research, medical professions, conservation work, public safety, and more. Opportunities are available for independent study, undergraduate research, field experience, student hourly employment, undergraduate teaching assistantships, and participation in student organizations.
The UBP administers the curricula for biology degrees and majors, handles advising for biology majors, and coordinates laboratories for biology courses.
Undergraduate degrees and majors
- B.A.—Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB), Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Microbiology (Note: Human Biology is a related B.A. major that is interdisciplinary but administered by the UBP)
- B.S.—Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB), Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Microbiology, Molecular Biosciences*
With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in four years. Please explore our degrees page to view sample four-year plans and degree requirements for various biology majors.
* B.S. Molecular Biosciences and B.A.S. Biotechnology degrees are available only at the KU Edwards campus in Overland Park, KS.