Biomedical Sciences

College of Science
Biology student

Degree Options

  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Research concentration
  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Dental concentration
  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Medical concentration
  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Optometry concentration
  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Physician Assistant concentration
  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Veterinary concentration

Who Would be Interested in Biomedical Sciences?

Students who:

  • Are fascinated by the human body
  • Enjoy studying cells and DNA
  • Wish to pursue a career in a medical field
  • Are motivated to help others
  • Like to understand how living systems function
  • Are good problem solvers
  • Plan further study in professional school or in biomedical research

Why Biomedical Sciences?

  • Study with PhD prepared faculty members
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in laboratories
  • Carry out cutting-edge research with faculty mentors
  • Shadow active professionals in biomedical fields
  • Take advantage of personal advising to tailor your academic preparation to your career goals
  • Be guided in preparation of graduate/professional school applications

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?


First-time freshman who wish to major in Biomedical Sciences must:

  • Achieve a Math ACT score of 23 or higher
  • Achieve an English ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Earn a high school GPA of 3.0 or better

Students transferring to EKU who wish to major in Biomedical Sciences must:


  • Carry a GPA of 3.0 on at least 24 hours attempted

EKU students wishing change majors to Biomedical Sciences must:

  • Carry a GPA of 3.0 on at least 24 hours attempted

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Recent EKU Biomedical Sciences graduates are pursuing graduate and professional degrees.
  • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Uniform Services, and University of Pikeville
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery/Doctor of Medical Dentistry at University of Kentucky and University of Louisville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University
  • Doctor of Optometry at Indiana University, Southern University, and University of Alabama
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy at Marshall University
  • Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Kentucky
  • MS in Physician Assistant at University of Kentucky
  • PhD in Biomedical Science at University of Kentucky

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.