Science, Energy & Technology

Applied Behavioral Science

Our undergraduate mission is to teach students to understand behavior and solve societal problems through evidence-based practice and critical thinking.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D., Ph.D./M.P.H.

Astrobiology (minor only)

KU is among few institutions in the nation that offer an astrobiology minor, which studies the possibility and detectability of life outside the Earth.
Degrees:
Minor

Astronomy

Learn the science of the physical study of stars and stellar systems in the observable universe.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S., Minor

Atmospheric Science

Weather is something we experience everyday. An atmospheric science degree equips you to understand and analyze your environment, and come up with solutions to help your community.
Degrees:
B.S., M.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Biochemistry

Study the structure and function of biomolecules—proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids—and all the chemical processes of organisms.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S.

Biology

The Undergraduate Biology Program prepares students for careers in scientific research, medical professions, conservation work, public safety, and more.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S. (Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology), B.S. (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology)

Biotechnology

Technological and scientific advancements within the field of biotechnology are rapidly expanding, creating new businesses and significant demand for well-trained scientists.
Degrees:
B.A.S.

Chemistry

A degree in chemistry prepares you for further study in the field, and for a career in a variety of industries, such as sales, research, education and writing.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S., M.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Computational Biology (Ph.D. only)

The graduate program, one of the top in the U.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, involves faculty who are recognized leaders in their fields.
Degrees:
Ph.D.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Students receive professional preparation through a wide range of course offerings, training in proposal preparation, professional development, and a host of special seminars.
Degrees:
M.A., Ph.D.

Economics

Economic literacy provides a framework for understanding the forces that shape the global economy and society in which we live.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., B.S., M.A., M.A./J.D., Minor, Ph.D.

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas, established in 1971, is one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., B.S., Grad Certificate, Minor, P.S.M.

Geography

Geography studies the spatial dimensions of, and links between, culture, society and environmental processes.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., B.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., M.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Geology

With new faculty members and a new building on the way, KU Geology is a vibrant, expanding department.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S., M.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Human Biology

The broad nature of the Human Biology major can prepare students for a variety of post-undergraduate opportunities.
Degrees:
B.A.

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Design your education around your interests while focusing on World Culture or Language, and the Natural Sciences.
Degrees:
B.G.S., Undergrad Certificate

Mathematics

Pursue traditional math-oriented fields such as actuary science, education, or statistics, or explore options such as investment analysis, and programming.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, the immune system, and their roles in human health, the environment and beyond.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S.

Molecular Biosciences

Build a strong background in genetics, microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry, as well as hands-on lab experience.
Degrees:
B.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Ph.D.

Physics

Gain a foundation for virtually all fields of the natural sciences and engineering.
Degrees:
B.A., B.S., M.S., Minor, Ph.D., Undergrad Certificate

Speech Language Hearing Sciences & Disorders

Programs are designed for the student who seeks a career in speech, language, or hearing or is interested in normal communication development and communication disorders.
Degrees:
Au.D., B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D., SPLD