Admission

First- and Second-Year Preparation

Because biology study requires preparation in other sciences, students should begin meeting major requirements in the first year. It is particularly important to take CHEM 130 (formerly CHEM 184) and CHEM 135 (formerly CHEM 188) in the first year and, for several majors, to take CHEM 330 (formerly CHEM 624), CHEM 331 (formerly CHEM 625), CHEM 335 (formerly CHEM 626), and CHEM 336 (formerly CHEM 627) in the second year. Ideally, most majors should also take BIOL 150 and BIOL 152 during the first year. Students who have taken BIOL 100 and BIOL 102, have earned an A or B in both courses, and have decided to major in a biological science should consult a UBP advisor to request permission to substitute BIOL 100 and BIOL 102 for BIOL 150.

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Admission course requirements for Biochemistry, Biology, Human Biology, and Molecular Biosciences:
Admission course requirements for Microbiology:

Biology Admission GPA

Must have a grade-point average of at least 2.2 based on grades in BIOL 150, BIOL 152, CHEM 135 (formerly CHEM 188), and BIOL 350 (or equivalents). KU's course repeat policy applies to grade-point average calculation.

Microbiology Admission GPA

Must have a grade-point average of at least 2.2 based on grades in BIOL 150, CHEM 135 (formerly CHEM 188), and BIOL 350 (or equivalents). Microbiology admission requirements differ from those for Biochemistry, Biology, Human Biology, and Molecular Biosciences, because BIOL 152 is not required for the B.A. and B.S. degrees in microbiology. KU's course repeat policy applies to grade-point average calculation.

 

Application Term

Application to the major should occur in the term in which admission requirements will be completed. If the student does not meet established admission grade-point average criteria or neglects to apply for admission in this term, she or he must petition the Undergraduate Biology Program for permission for late application. The Undergraduate Biology Program, as part of an approved petition, determines late admission requirements (including grade-point average and course requirements) and the final deadline for admission.

Contact Info

Biology Undergraduate Program

Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Ave., Room 2045
Lawrence, KS 66045-7566
785-864-4301
http://www.kuub.ku.edu/
Greg Burg, Director
785-864-4301
gburg@ku.edu
Jennifer Weghorst, Assistant Director
785-864-5883
weghorst@ku.edu

B.S. in Molecular Biosciences Program

KU Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-897-8659
http://www.kuub.ku.edu/
Dan W. Mueller, Director of Undergraduate Advising
913-897-8659
dmueller@ku.edu
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