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Degree Awarded: B.A. or B.S. in Biological Sciences

Students majoring in biology pursue a rigorous curriculum that includes required courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. While undergraduate instruction is our primary focus, the department places great emphasis on undergraduate research. In fact, undergraduate research has become one of our defining characteristics.



At NKU, a large number of students work with members of the faculty on a wide variety of research projects. Students write grant proposals to support their research efforts, make presentations at state, regional, and national meetings such as those of the Kentucky Academy of ScienceBeta Beta Beta, and the annual Posters on the Hill event sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington D.C.

Want to find a project that fuels your passion and enthusiasm?  Explore our faculty research interest section:


Our graduates proceed to a variety of careers including:

  • Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine
  • Management and Conservation Biologist
  • Field Biology Scientist
  • Medical/Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • High School Teacher
  • Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Ecological Consulting

Still others further their education by moving on to graduate school after they receive their degree.

Program Contact Information

Lynn Crane
Academic Advisor Specialist