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Department of Biology

Be a Part of the Century of Biology

The 21st Century has been called the Century of Biology. Discoveries over the past 150+ years have brought us to the cusp of a deep understanding of how life on Earth originated, functions, and interacts at both the micro- and macro- scales. We have also developed tools and technologies that will enable us to transform the treatment and outcomes of disease, identify and better protect an increasingly diverse array of species, enhance our ability to produce food and other resources for the world, and increase the quality of life. WKU Biology offers degree programs that are at the cutting edge of this new age. 

We know choosing which college or university to attend, and what you study, are major decisions. We think it’s important you choose a school and field of study that feel comfortable, make you happy, challenge and motivate you, help you succeed, and prepare you for life and career. The opportunities provided by a degree from WKU Biology will challenge you as you ready yourself for a dynamic career and fulfilling life. Explore our website to learn about all the exciting possibilities we have to offer. We look forward to having you join us!


Find Your Program
in the Department of Biology

For our majors, exploration begins with an introductory sequence and leads to specialty courses, internships, and research opportunities. 




Our graduate program offers thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science degree as well as a 15-credit Graduate Certificate.


As a biology major at WKU, you’ll have the chance to work side-by-side with faculty in research, coauthor scientific papers for publication, and present your work at regional, national, or international conferences. Our faculty generate new knowledge and solve real-world problems, and we want you to be an active part of the process! See what our faculty and student researchers are up to.

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  • Phone: (270) 745-3696

    Fax: (270) 745-6856

  • biology@wku.edu
  • 1906 College Heights Blvd, #11080

    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1080




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