College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Biology student

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Biology, B.S. (General Concentration)

Biology, B.S. (Aquatics Concentration)

Biology, B.S. (Biodiversity and Conservation Concentration)

Biology, B.S. (Teaching Concentration)

Degree Concentrations

  • B.S. in Biology, Aquatics concentration
  • B.S. in Biology, Biodiversity and Conservation concentration
  • B.S. in Biology, General concentration
  • B.S. in Biology, Teaching concentration
  • Minor in Biology

Who Would be Interested in Biology?

Students who:

  • Are fascinated by the complexity and diversity of life
  • Want to share that fascination with others
  • Are passionate about conserving nature for future generations
  • Want to work in a laboratory or field setting research
  • Desire to further understanding of living things through biological research
  • Like the science of living things

Why Biology?

  • We have 27 full-time faculty with PhDs who enjoy teaching in the classroom and labs on a daily basis.
  • We take learning and critical thinking seriously, and expect our students to do the same.
  • Our faculty members are dedicated and caring educators actively engaged in research and concerned about the welfare and future of each and every student.
  • Our students often work with our faculty in independent research projects, many funded by outside agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
  • We are proud of the diversity and success of our students.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • Students may select any of the Biology concentrations upon applying to the university.
  • Students who have a good high school background in science and math are prepared to do well in this program
  • An interest in science and learning are critical to success in this program

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • One graduate, for example, is successful in Medical School at the University of Louisville.
  • Another graduate has a Fellowship to work on a PhD in Marine Biology studying interactions of organisms in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • A third is one of several recent grads studying veterinary medicine at Auburn University.

How Do I Get More Information?
Visit the Department of Biological Sciences in Science Building 3238
Call 859-622-1531
Email us at

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

The Department of Biological Sciences has a few scholarships for continuing sophomores, juniors, and seiors based on academic performance within the department and need. Applications are accepted each spring semester following the posting of the application information on our department webpage. New students may find opportunities through the EKU Financial Aid Office or the College of Science.