An Interdisciplinary Major Administered by the Undergraduate Biology Program

Overview

The KU Human Biology Program provides an interdisciplinary curriculum that permits students to understand humans from a variety of academic viewpoints—anthropology, applied behavioral science, biology, psychology, and speech-language-hearing.

Each Human Biology concentration offers major-level courses in topical categories that allow students to focus on areas that interest them most while retaining the interdisciplinary manner of the major.

The broad nature of the Human Biology major can prepare students for a variety of post-undergraduate opportunities. Our Human Biology majors go on to graduate school, medical or another health professional school, and careers ranging from laboratory technicians, biomedical product commercial developers and sales representatives, and teachers.

B.A. Human Biology, concentrations in:

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in four years. Please explore our degrees page to view sample four-year plans and degree requirements for various human biology majors.

Undergraduate research

Undergraduate students interested in research find many opportunities to work with faculty mentors to gain new experiences and develop professional skills. This work can range from helping out in a research lab to conducting independent research. Students also can earn honors recognition for their research.

Student organizations

Various clubs allow students to interact with faculty and students while expanding their interest in human biology. Human Biology students might be interested in the Applied Behavioral Science Undergraduate Student Association, the KU Genetics Club, the KU Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Microbiology Club, the Psi Chi psychology honor society, the Tri-Beta biology honor society, the Undergraduate Anthropology Association, and countless pre-professional clubs, such as pre-medical or pre-physician assistant clubs.


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