Bachelor's Degree in Life Science
B.A. or B.S. in life science
The College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary majors provide options for those who have not chosen a specialized major. They offer opportunities to create individual fields of emphasis for those who want to pursue multidisciplinary solutions to the world’s complex problems.
One multidisciplinary option is life science, a major that deals with studies of living organisms and life processes. Students take courses in a variety of areas, including biology, chemistry, statistics and more.
Laboratories offer numerous ways for students to make connections and go far beyond classroom learning.
The K-State difference
Students work closely with an interdisciplinary life science advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences to develop a plan of study with a thematic emphasis that fits their interests and future goals.
Life science in particular is a fit for those interested in a pre-health field as it requires many of the most common pre-requisite courses for health professional school.
Did you know?
More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.
What can I do with a degree in life science?
Many students choose life science as a foundation to a health career. Graduates find jobs in a variety of fields, including biology, genetics, and medicine.
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.