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Undergraduate Degree in Biology

With over 1300 biology majors, the Department of Biology is home to the largest undergraduate major on campus. Biology’s updated curriculum provides 21st century instruction that focuses lower division students’ training in bioinformatics, evolutionary thought, and systems approaches to biology. Upper division courses incorporate a broad foundation of core courses with opportunities for specialization within many biological subfields. Read more about the Biology Undergraduate Program

4-year plan for an undergraduate degree in Biology


At UK, a premium is placed on giving advanced students research experience. The Department of Biology offers a wide range of opportunities in lab and field research (Mentored Research in BiologyUndergraduate Research at UK). The department boasts a unique urban field station called the Ecological Research Facility and state of the art facilities such as the Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center, the Biology Imaging Center and a variety of Genomic and Molecular Resources.



Additional Information 

UK Core -

AP/IB/Dual Credit

Transfer Equivalencies -


Students can also minor in the following areas at the Department of Biology

Study Abroad

Students can learn through hands on experiences while travelling as part of the Education Abroad program.

What can I do with a Biology degree?

While the majority of biology majors go on to pursue a graduate education, the biology curriculum prepares students for a wide array of careers including scientific research, medicine, allied health, forest law enforcement, pharmaceutical sales and much more. Read more about the possibilities for Careers in Biology.

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