Current Students

The Department of Biology serves nearly 1400 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 Fall 2018 Dates:

August 22 - First day of classes 

August 28 - Last day to add a class for the 2018 Fall Semester

August 28 - Last day to officially withdraw from UK or reduce course load for 80% refund

September 3 - Labor Day- Academic Holiday

September 12 - Last day to drop without a W or change grading option 

September 19 - Last day for students to officially withdraw from UK or reduce course load and receive a 50% refund

October 15 - Midterm 

November 2 - Last day to withdraw from UK or reduce course load. Students can withdraw or reduce course load after this date only ro "urgent non-academic reasons."

November 21-24 - Thanksgiving- Academic Holiday

November 30 - Last day for filing an application for a May 2019 undergraduate degree online in myUK

December 7 - Last day of classes for Fall 2018

December 10-14 - Finals Week

December 14 - December Commencement

December 17 - Final deadline for submission of grades online in grading portal is midnight

Group Advising Registration
Advising Forms
Advising FAQ

Graduation:
Students apply for graduation through MyUK.
Are you ready to graduate?
Students can get information regarding how to graduate at www.uky.edu/graduate/
Commencement information found at www.uky.edu/commencement/

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.
 

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Student Account Services
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Martin Luther King Cultural Center
Wildcard ID Center
UK Bookstore

 

 

 

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