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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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8 Results in Life Sciences

University of the Pacific

As a student of Biological Sciences at Pacific, you will work with faculty members who have expertise in a variety of different biological systems; explore your field of ... [+]

Biology and Biomedical Science

As a student of Biological Sciences at Pacific, you will work with faculty members who have expertise in a variety of different biological systems; explore your field of study through numerous undergraduate experiential learning and research opportunities; and enjoy small upper-division classes that allow direct student-faculty interactions, as well as the use of modern facilities and cutting-edge biological instrumentation.

Our programs prepare students for health-based professional fields that include dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, biotechnology, nursing or physical therapy. Faculty advisers closely interact with the University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry admissions committees to facilitate student transition from pre-professional to professional programs. The Department of Biological Sciences also offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree. The M.S. Program enables students to work closely with faculty members in research and in teaching.... [-]

USA Stockton
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Moreton Morrell College

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 h ... [+]

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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. The course provides students with strongly developed management skills, preparing them for a career within the equine or general business sector and is recognised by employers in a wide variety of settings. General business and management skills are developed in an equine-focussed environment, allowing students with a passion for horses to maintain focus and complete their degree programme successfully. If you are passionate about business and the equine industry then this is the course for you.... [-]

United Kingdom Warwick
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Moreton Morrell College

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. Th ... [+]

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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.

The combination of applied modules gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and abilities and therefore your career opportunities within the equine and graduate market. Within the course, you will not only be able to study a range of equine-related modules you will also have the opportunity to further develop your equitation skills. One of the defining features of this programme is that you will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS. You will study 'Core' modules which have to be studied but are also given the opportunity to choose an ‘Option’ module each year from a set-list. This flexible approach will allow you to tailor your degree programme to match your own educational and career aspirations, whilst still studying modules considered of core relevance to the degree title.... [-]

United Kingdom Warwick
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Lebanese International University

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

Bachelor of Food Science and Technology

The program includes following courses:

Food Service Management

It discusses techniques of management of the functional operation of food service: Purchasing, budgets, and control management. It will focus on the development of small and large scale cooking skills, menu planning and standard recipe manipulation in keeping with dietary modifications. It will also develop the necessary skills and knowledge base to assist in and manage the provision of meals via an institutional food service. Aspects of organizational design, leadership, motivation, negotiation, resource management, marketing, production, safety and sanitation issues are discussed. Prerequisites: Management of organizations.(Principles of management, introduction to management), NUTR 250, BMGT200.... [-]

Lebanon Beirut
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Hartpury College, University of West England

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 ... [+]

BA Equine Business Management

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. The Equine Business Management programme aims to produce graduates capable of involvement within this highly diverse and thriving industry.

Studying at Hartpury

This programme provides the opportunity to combine pure business modules, developed by the Bristol Business School, with equine business and equine science modules. You will study core business and equine modules and then select optional subjects, enabling you to tailor your degree to suit your needs and interests. Subjects as diverse as Equine Behaviour and Psychology, Estate and Facility Management, Breeding, Nutrition, Therapy and Equitation are also available to study within the programme.... [-]

United Kingdom Gloucester
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

The Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology bachelor degree programme prepares you for one of the fastest growing fields of research in the world. ... [+]

Natural and Bioscience

Would you like to play a part in dramatically improving the quality of life for millions of patients around the world? Biotechnology is one of the world’s fastest-growing research disciplines, and there is an urgent need for experts, managers and researchers who are qualified to work in the industry. Medical and pharmaceutical theory combined with extensive lab work: our graduates have a solid foundation on which to build when embarking on careers in biotechnology. They will play a part in tackling problems to which medicine cannot currently provide adequate solutions, and will have the chance to improve the quality of life of people all over the world.

Course contents Fundamentals of Natural Sciences and Bioscience Introduction to Human Medicine Fundamentals of Mathematics, Informatics, Analytics Fundamentals in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Technology Fundamentals of Quality Management Practical Training Electives: Production of Therapeutic Proteins/ Drug Development Management At a glance Duration: 3 years/ 6 semesters Format: full-time Language of instruction: English Academic degree: Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc) Intake: annually, every year in September Study fees: per semester € 363.36 for EU/EEA citizens, € 4500 for non-EU/EEA citizens ... [-]
Austria Krems an der Donau
September 2019
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

BA 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 biotechn ... [+]

BA in Biotechnology programme offers the choice of two specializations:

Industrial Biotechnology; Environmental Biotechnology.

BA 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. Career opportunities for our graduates include working as:

biotechnology laboratory technician, microbiologist, biochemist, geneticist, biologist, quality control analyst, medical and clinical laboratory technician, the specialist in environmental monitoring; researcher in environmental protection agencies and departments of natural resources management or working with public health officials, etc. ... [-]
Poland Lublin
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 3 years
Campus
Wartburg College

Biochemistry, by textbook definition, is an effort to understand biology through the context of chemistry. Biochemistry lectures at Wartburg College topically include mac ... [+]

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.

Through a dynamic curriculum that includes flexibility of course choice to match your interests and a research component anchored by a state-of-the-art science facility, a Wartburg biochemistry degree will uniquely prepare you for a career in health, research, biotechnology, or education.

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Excellent Placement in Graduate and Professional Schools... [-]

USA Waverly
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus