An Interdisciplinary Major Administered by the Undergraduate Biology Program

First- and Second-Year Preparation

Because human 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 and CHEM 135 in the first year and, for several human biology areas of concentration, to take CHEM 330 and CHEM 331 in the second year. Ideally, most human biology majors should also take BIOL 150 and BIOL 152 during the first year (as well as BIOL 105 for students entering KU in or after Fall 2014). Students who have taken BIOL 100 and BIOL 102, have earned an A or B in both courses, and have decided to major in human biology should consult a UBP adviser to request permission to substitute BIOL 100 and BIOL 102 for BIOL 150.

To help students stay on track, we've created a sample two-year plan.  We encourage students to use our sample plan to help in drafting their own plans.  Students should consult an up-to-date Degree Progress Report (DPR) and also meet regularly with their academic advisor. 

Two-year sample plan

Admission to the University of Kansas

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