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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.

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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.

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Did you know?

More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

What classes will I take in life science?

Students in life science take courses in a variety of areas, including biology, chemistry, statistics and more.

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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.

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Undergraduate research

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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.

Study abroad

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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!

Health professions

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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.


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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.

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