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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Biological Sciences at EKU offers degree programs including Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Biology Teaching, Biomedical Sciences and Wildlife Management. Our numerous concentrations for each area allows students to customize their degree program in order to prepare them for their chose career path. For more information on our degree programs, follow the links below or contact the Department of Biological Sciences at 859-622-1531 or biology@eku.edu.


Biology (B.S.)

Our B.S. in Biology offers concentrations in general biology, aquatic biology, biodiversity and conservation, and biology teaching (high school). Our faculty offer hands-on experiences in the classroom and in the field. For a look at the curriculum for each concentration, follow the links below.

Biomedical Sciences (B.S.)

Our Biomedical Sciences degree program prepares students who wish to apply for professional schools such as dental, medical, optometry, physician assistant, and veterinary schools. These professional schools and biomedical graduate programs typically require an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0; many require a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Students who wish to enter our biomedical sciences program must have a minimum Math ACT of 23, a minimum English ACT of 20, and they must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout the entirety of the program. Existing students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher throughout the entirety of the program.

Incoming students that do not meet the admission requirement can start in the BS Biology degree and declare the Biomedical Science degree once they have passed College Algebra (MAT 112 or 114) and Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric (ENG 101) with Cs or better, and achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA with at least 24 hours attempted. Continuing students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (24 hours or more attempted) and have passed College Algebra (MAT 112 or 114) and Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric (ENG 101) with Cs or better to declare the major. 

Most professional schools require specific course work that must be completed and an entrance exam to be eligible to apply. The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics' pre-professional advisor is available to help students through the application process and many other aspects of getting accepted at a professional school. 

For a look at the curriculum for each concentration, follow the links below.

Wildlife Management (B.S)

EKU's Wildlife Management (B.S.) degree program offers students two concentrations - conservation management and game management.  These programs prepare students for careers in preserving our natural resources and animal habitats. 

For a look at the curriculum for each concentration, follow the links below.