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If you’re looking for a career in medicine or biotechnology, microbiology, or conservation biology and ecology, or you simply want to explore the life sciences, you’re in the right place.
Our faculty members — leading researchers in their fields — work side-by-side with students in the classroom, the lab, and in the field.
We hope you’ll be inspired when you discover the exciting research opportunities available to you as an undergraduate.
Transform your career and join the next generation of highly-trained medical professionals and life scientists.
We house a broad group of faculty and students engaged in cutting-edge research across the spectrum of biological sciences. We are proud of our disciplinary strengths, as well as our interdisciplinary research and training opportunities. Our faculty members typically participate in more than one MS and PhD and degree program.
As one of the top research institutions in the country, we offer diverse opportunities for graduate training — largely tailored to your individual interest and background. Our PhD students receive a minimum of five years guaranteed funding through research and teaching fellowships.
Jorge Ramos, a fifth-year doctoral student in Arizona State University’s Environmental Life Science Program, is studying the ecology of wetland ecosystems — a pursuit that soon after landing him at ASU has since taken him to places around the world.
We offer three Bachelor of Science degrees. If you are interested in medical school, graduate programs, or research-related careers, this is a perfect place to start your college career.
We also offer five concentrations within the Biological Sciences major. You can earn your degree without specializing, or, choose a concentration in:
Within our microbiology degree program, we offer one concentration:
Our degrees are rigorous and flexible. It’s relatively easy to switch between majors or concentrations, especially within your first two years. Emerging areas, such as bio-informatics, don’t fit easily into a single concentration or major. Discuss your options with an academic advisor.
If you’re interested in post-graduate study or medical school, all of our majors and concentrations are outstanding choices.
Biological Sciences Minor (PDF currently being updated)
Browse our Pre-Med FAQ for answers to your questions about our majors and applying to medical school.
As a School of Life Sciences graduate student, you will earn your degree from a program housed in our school or in the ASU Graduate College.
Our degree programs are flexible so we can meet the interests and needs of each student. Our faculty members participate in one or more School of Life Sciences graduate degree programs and many also participate in ASU Graduate College Interdisciplinary PhD Programs.
Search our degrees for more information. Be sure to check with potential mentors about which degree programs they participate in, and which is the most suitable program for you.