Current Students

The Department of Biology serves roughly 1600 biology majors, the largest undergraduate major at UK.

To help navigate your way through the biology curriculum, you will find links to a description of all the current courses, requirements for majors and minors, and suggested 4-year curricula for the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology.

Important Spring 2020 Dates:

January 15  - First day of classes 

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr Day - Academic Holiday

January 22 - Last day to add a class for the 2020 Spring Semester

January 22 - Last day to officially withdraw from UK or reduce course load for 80% refund

February 5 - Last day to drop without a W or change grading option 

February 12 - Last day for students to officially withdraw from UK or reduce course load and receive a 50% refund

March 9 - Midterm 

March 16-21 - Spring Break -Academic Holiday

April 1 - Absolute deadline to apply for a May 2020 degree (Fill out online or go to 202 POT to fill out a paper application by 4:30pm!)

April 3 - Last day to withdraw from UK or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only for "urgent non-academic reasons."

May 1 - Last day of classes for Spring 2020

May 4-8 - Finals Week

May 9 - Commencement

May 11 - Final deadline for submission of grades online in grading portal is 5 PM

Group Advising Registration
Advising Forms
Advising FAQ

Students apply for graduation through myUK.
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Students can get information regarding how to graduate at
Commencement information found at

Helpful Student Resources can be found here.

The Academic Calendar can be found here.

Information on scholarships offered to biology majors and an application form are available here.

Repeat options, Change-of-Major, and other A&S forms: You can find these forms in the A&S Advising office, room 202 Patterson Office Tower or go the A&S website: Forms or call: 859.257.8712.

To Declare Biology as your Major
If you are a current Arts & Sciences student, you will need to go to 202 POT to complete the paperwork. Please bring your student ID, you will be asked to show it.

If you are a student outside the College of A&S switching majors to biology, your first step will be to go to the advising office in your current college for the necessary paperwork.

Undeclared majors will go to 109 Miller Hall and stop by the Undergraduate Studies front desk with your picture ID and tell the receptionist that you would like to declare a major. You will be asked to fill out a survey and will be given paperwork to deliver to your college of choice. For more information click here.

Helpful Student Affairs Links

Financial Aid
Parking and Transportation Services
Student Account Services
Campus Recreation
Martin Luther King Cultural Center
Wildcard ID Center
UK Bookstore




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