7 BA Programs in Life Sciences

Many professional careers start with a Bachelor of Arts, or BA. This undergraduate program combines a specific career focus and general studies of liberal arts within three to five years. Students can choose subjects to pursue that suit their interests or career plans. What is a BA in Life Sciences? The term encompasses multiple industries and practices, but students of life sciences generally stu… Read more

Many professional careers start with a Bachelor of Arts, or BA. This undergraduate program combines a specific career focus and general studies of liberal arts within three to five years. Students can choose subjects to pursue that suit their interests or career plans.

What is a BA in Life Sciences? The term encompasses multiple industries and practices, but students of life sciences generally study human anatomy and physiology, plant biology or animal science. In all three cases, biochemistry is a major aspect, especially as applied in medical science and technology. Beyond theoretical studies and lab work, students will often engage with environmental, industrial and legal contexts as well, learning about real-world issues and applications.

Programs for degrees in life sciences focus more on applied studies and lab work than on theory. As such, students can gain practice in analyzing and interpreting data and build skills in numeracy and statistics. Successful students also exhibit an aptitude for problem-solving and time management, and they generally collaborate and communicate well with others.

Various costs factor into obtaining one’s BA in Life Sciences before, during and after the program. Tuition rates apply based on the program length and school, textbooks and other supplies frequently must be bought, and some schools may impose an application fee. Students should request information from admissions personnel at schools of interest.

Depending on the focus of the program, a BA in Life Sciences lends itself well to careers in various industries applying biochemistry. Many graduates pursue work as researchers or lab technicians, whether in academic institutions, government departments or independent research facilities. Some may also work in R&D for manufacturers. The relevant fields include agriculture and food research, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and wildlife conservation.

Numerous colleges worldwide, particularly those with a focus on agriculture, animal husbandry or medicine, may offer programs for a BA in Life Sciences. Online learning options also exist for students living remotely. For further information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

Biochemistry, by textbook definition, is an effort to understand biology through the context of chemistry. Biochemistry lectures at Wartburg College topically include macromol ... Read more

Biochemistry, by textbook definition, is an effort to understand biology through the context of chemistry. Biochemistry lectures at Wartburg College topically include macromolecules, enzymes, and human metabolism. Techniques taught in biochemistry laboratory are utilized in many fields, including microbiology, forensics, neurobiology, and cancer research. Read less
BA
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
4 years
01 Jul 2019
English
Campus
 
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Krems an der Donau, Austria

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for the full-time degree programme, which is taught exclusively in English. It covers the fundamentals of natural sciences

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for the full-time degree programme, which is taught exclusively in English. It covers the fundamentals of natural sciences Read less
BA
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
6 semesters
31 Mar 2020
English
Campus
 
Moreton Morrell College
Warwick, United Kingdom

This course is designed for students who are keen to apply theory and practice in a business environment whilst specialising in the equine industry. Students will learn how di ... Read more

This course is designed for students who are keen to apply theory and practice in a business environment whilst specialising in the equine industry. Students will learn how different organisations operate from initial start-up, strategy development, finance to management styles. Read less
BA
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Lublin, Poland

The B.A. in Biotechnology is designed to produce graduates who meet employers' needs and are able to take full advantage of the rapidly changing and expanding arena of biotech ... Read more

The B.A. in Biotechnology is designed to produce graduates who meet employers' needs and are able to take full advantage of the rapidly changing and expanding arena of biotechnology and commerce. Read less
BA
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Lebanese International University
Beirut, Lebanon

The program develops the necessary skills and knowledge base to assist in and manage the provision of meals via an institutional food service.

The program develops the necessary skills and knowledge base to assist in and manage the provision of meals via an institutional food service. Read less
BA
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
 
Hartpury College, University of West England
Gloucester, United Kingdom

The UK horse industry’s gross output is worth approximately £4 billion per year, attracts around 4.3 million riders, and directly or indirectly employs up to a quarter of a mi ... Read more

The UK horse industry’s gross output is worth approximately £4 billion per year, attracts around 4.3 million riders, and directly or indirectly employs up to a quarter of a million people. Read less
BA
01 Aug 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
 
Moreton Morrell College
Warwick, United Kingdom

This broad-based degree programme provides you with a perfect combination of science and business modules to provide you with a wide-ranging overview of equine themes. This de ... Read more

This broad-based degree programme provides you with a perfect combination of science and business modules to provide you with a wide-ranging overview of equine themes. This degree has been very popular with students who prefer applied science to pure science. If you aspire to study a full range of subject to give you broad equine skills then this is the course for you. Read less
BA
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus