Bachelors of Arts in Life Sciences

Compare 9 BA Programs in Life Sciences

Life Sciences

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

In regards to the study of biological & life sciences, students may focus on one aspect of natural science or study how they work together, such as the environment and human health or biology and geology.

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BA in Biotechnology

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland 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 biotechnology and commerce. [+]

BAs in Life Sciences. BA in Biotechnology programme offers the choice of two specialisations: 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. Typical career routes for our graduates include working as: biotechnology laboratory technician, microbiologist, biochemist, geneticist, biologist, quality control analyst, medical and clinical laboratory technician, specialist in environmental monitoring Biotechnology graduates: can progress to MA programmes (e.g. in Biotechnology or Microbiology) get a degree which equips them with a variety of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers Work placements Students undertake compulsory 130 hours of work experience in industrial plants, laboratories, research centres KUL’s Careers Centre offers a host of additional opportunities beyond core course content, including volunteering and placements. Skills acquired by Biotechnology graduates Professional skills Basic knowledge of biochemistry and biology, laboratory techniques and research tools used in biotechnology. Practical skills acquired by graduates include: expertise in the use of laboratory equipment (e.g. automatic micropipette, centrifuge, vortex mixer, spectrophotometer, chromatograph, transilluminator, radiometric test equipment, optical microscope) ability to analyse chemical, biochemical and biological data conducting primary cell and tissue culture ability of designing and undertaking simple research experiments in chemistry, biochemistry and biology Communication skills: the graduate has the ability to deploy appropriate practical and presentational techniques and methodologies including data analysis graduates can express themselves appropriately, using a variety of methods Language skills the graduate communicates with the... [-]

BA in Biochemistry

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

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. [+]

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. Program Fast Facts Excellent Placement in Graduate and Professional Schools The Wartburg biochemistry program has grown steadily since its inception fifteen years ago, with over seventy-five students having graduated with degrees in biochemistry within the last ten years. Approximately 40% of those graduates were accepted into medical school within a year of graduation (94 percent acceptance rate), while 20% matriculated into PhD programs throughout the county (100 percent acceptance rate). Over the last five years (2011-2016), Wartburg Biochemistry majors have scored 75 ± 20% nationally on their MCAT exams (N=23). Numerous Career Options Recent graduates have gained positions in teaching, biotechnology, or work as technicians in an industrial, state, national, or university laboratory. Other options include technical writer, patent agent, environmental work, or the field of forensic science. Requirements 17½ course credits: BI 151 Biology I: Ecosystems, Cells, and Evolution BI 152 Biology II: Phylogeny, Structure, and Function BI 211 Genetics CH 113 Principles of Chemistry I CH 114 Principles of Chemistry II CH 211... [-]

BA or BS Biology

University of Denver
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Denver

The Department of Biological Sciences offers four distinct life sciences majors provided by a nationally recognized faculty that excels in teaching and research. Many faculty members have received University wide recognition for outstanding teaching. [+]

BAs in Life Sciences. BA or BS Biology The Department of Biological Sciences offers four distinct life sciences majors provided by a nationally recognized faculty that excels in teaching and research. Many faculty members have received University wide recognition for outstanding teaching. Research programs are funded by grants from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The department has three excellent teaching and research facilities. F.W. Olin Hall is a state-of-the-art facility for lectures and laboratories. Faculty offices and research labs are located across the science quad from Olin Hall in the Seeley G. Mudd building, which has teaching laboratories for advanced technique courses in molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology. Field-oriented courses are offered at the Mount Evans Field Station. The up-to-date and highly integrated curriculum provides a sound foundation in molecular, cellular, developmental, organismal, ecological and environmental biology. Curriculum prepares students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, graduate programs in the life sciences, graduate programs in health-related fields like physical therapy or physician assistant programs, ecology, environmental science, conservation biology and science education at the secondary school level. PROGRAMS OF STUDY IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES The department offers majors in the following areas: biological sciences, molecular biology, ecology and biodiversity, and integrated sciences. [-]

Biology and Biomedical Science

University of the Pacific
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Stockton

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. [+]

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. [-]

BA in Rural and Community Development

Presbyterian University College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ghana Abetifi Akropong + 1 more

The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. [+]

BAs in Life Sciences. Overview The programme provides an interdisciplinary framework for the understanding of the dynamics of rural stratification and differentiation, with concepts in Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Human Ecology, Gender Issues, Natural Resources Management, History and Political Science. The student will be required to undertake independent analysis of rural development issues and provide alternative strategies and policies for change. Admission Requirements WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants Credit in core English, Core Mathematics, and Integrated Science or Social Studies, and any three Elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or better in the WAEC SSSCE or 36 in the WASSCE. Applicants should have aggregate 24 (A-D) for SSSCE and 36 (A1 – C6) for WASSCE or better in the SSSCE/WASSCE. GBCE/ABCE Applicants Holders of GBCE Certificate must have Credit passes in five (5) subjects including Mathematics, English and Social Studies or Integrated Science in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE). In addition, the applicant must have passes in three (3) subjects; at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better in the Advance Business Certificate Examinations (ABCE). Holders of only GBCE Certificate CANNOT be admitted on the basis of that qualification alone. A LEVEL Certificate Applicants 5 Credits (including English Language, Mathematics, an Arts subject and a Science subject) in the WAEC General Certificate of Education (GCE/WASC) Ordinary Level Examination; and 3 passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE. One of the Advanced Level passes should be a grade D or better. A pass in General Paper must... [-]

Bachelor Equine Business Management

Moreton Morrell College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 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. [+]

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. The course is designed to cover key issues in equine business management. Modules provide a solid foundation of business, law, management and academic skills knowledge, coupled with an introduction to the equine industry. Intermediate modules cover marketing, finance, Human Resources and management, coupled with a research module. Final year Honours modules are designed to enable students to analyse critically research (through a business dissertation) and study fields such as strategic management and business ethics and leadership. The degree programme can either be studied purely academically as a three year programme or can be studied as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich' option, you will be required to undertake a minimum 48 week work placement (or two 24 week placements) in an area/s of your interest. The... [-]

Bachelor Equine Studies

Moreton Morrell College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 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. [+]

BAs in Life Sciences. 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 to 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. The degree programme can either be studied as a three year programme or as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich'... [-]

BA (Hons) Professional Floristry (Top-up Year)

Writtle College
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Chelmsford + 1 more

Florists are skilled designers whose work enhances all of the emotional times in peoples’ lives. Florists also know the way that plants grow which means they can take care of flowers for use in arrangements, bouquets and wreaths. This course comprises three areas of study. [+]

Florists are skilled designers whose work enhances all of the emotional times in peoples’ lives. Florists also know the way that plants grow which means they can take care of flowers for use in arrangements, bouquets and wreaths. This course comprises three areas of study. The main area is in practical and theoretical aspects of floral design. The second is business management, providing the skills necessary to run a business. The third is plant material and management. The course offers students the chance to take part in advanced skills training and make use of the specialist design facilities available on campus. In the latter stages of the course student will undertake a significant research project or dissertation which explores aspects of the floristry industry. Assessment Methods Practical floristry work will be showcased in a final exhibition, combined with a portfolio of floristry designs completed within the year. A dissertation will enable students to focus on academic research which explores aspects of the floristry industry. Reports and personal development planning will enhance the students’ understanding of marketing and career development, whilst a practical plant production project and formal written exam will consolidate further research within floriculture. Learning & Teaching Methods This year of further craft development will focus the student on creating bespoke floral items, whilst exploring international design styles and other craft related subjects. Students will develop and explore their own individual design styles, preparing them for future commercial enterprises. Students will develop an understanding of marketing through discussion and... [-]

BA Equine Business Management

Hartpury College, University of West England
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Gloucester + 1 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. [+]

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.... [-]