Dow Science Center Interior
Science classes at K are taught by the professors, though upper-level students often lead supplemental instruction for introductory classes. Most science professors conduct research on campus, working closely with students as early as their freshman years. Most science majors complete an independent and original research project during the summer before senior year in a setting such as a laboratory, hospital or research station. These projects tend to be very high quality and are sometimes published in scientific journals.
A large number of science majors go on to earn PhD, MDs, and DVM degrees. K ranks 5th in the nation for PhD production in life sciences, and over 90% of our grads who apply to medical and veterinary medical schools are accepted.