A bachelor of arts degree in Life Sciences from SPU is the most flexible of the department's majors. You can tailor the degree to meet your interests, and/or combine with another area of study — such as art, business management, criminal justice, or global development studies.
About the Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences Major
As a Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences major, you have the option of focusing on a specific area of biology (such as physiology, organismal biology, or ecology), or exposing yourself to a broad range of courses. This flexibility will allow you to complement a second major or diverse career options with a solid foundation in the biological sciences.
After graduation, you'll be on your way to serving in a position such as:
- Forensic scientist
- Biological photographer
- Science writer
- Project manager
- Hospital administrator
- Science product salesperson
- Natural history museum docent
Courses and Requirements
For the Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences major, you will be required to take at least 73 credits, including at least 23 upper-division credits. Review all the bachelor of arts in Life Sciences courses and requirements, as well as a suggested course sequence. Students are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor when choosing courses in this major.
To apply to the BA in Life Sciences major, you must make a formal application through your Degree Status Check page in Banner.