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Bachelor's Degree in Biology

B.A. or B.S. in biology; fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology; and microbiology; minor

Biology is the study of life - all living organisms, from bacteria to plants and animals, including humans. This field is filled with exciting discoveries with essential applications used to solve problems in agriculture, medicine and the environment.

Two biology students in lab coats and safety goggles dissect a heart in a classroom laboratory.

Biology laboratories offer numerous ways for students to make connections and go far beyond classroom learning.

The K-State difference

The Division of Biology has a large number of well-funded, active research labs covering areas like molecular, cellular and developmental biology, ecology, evolution and others.

These research programs bring in approximately $10 million in annual funding from federal and private foundation agencies, and many have opportunities for undergraduate research.

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Did you know?

Our introductory course, Principles of Biology, is taught in studio groups of no more than 78 students. Each group is taught by two biology faculty members and two graduate students, allowing students to hear mini-lectures, engage in computer simulations and hands-on experiments, ask questions, and enjoy peer discussion — all in one place.

Courses and curriculum

To meet broad needs and interests, K-State created three degrees within the Division of Biology: a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in biology; fisheries, wildlife and conservation; and microbiology. Our program offers more than 50 undergraduate courses in relevant areas like organismal biology, genetics, ecology and more.

Undergraduate Catalog > biology; fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology; microbiology 
Suggested coursework  >

Further your education

Biology minor
Biology (EDBSC) Teacher Licensure Program
Concurrent B.S./M.S. in biology; fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology; and microbiology
Biology (M.S.)
Biology (Ph.D.)
Microbiology (Ph.D) 

What can I do with a degree in biology?

Biology is broad enough to fit the needs of numerous interests, and our graduates have found various exciting careers, including:

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Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

Undergraduate research  >

At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.

Pre-law

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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