Associate Degrees in Life Sciences

An associate’s degree is a two-year degree awarded at the undergraduate level. This degree comes before, and sometimes in lieu of, a bachelor’s degree and offers a way to advance your career and education without spending too much time or money. What is an associate degree in life sciences? This degree program can provide students with a means of gaining education about the human body,… Read more

An associate’s degree is a two-year degree awarded at the undergraduate level. This degree comes before, and sometimes in lieu of, a bachelor’s degree and offers a way to advance your career and education without spending too much time or money.
What is an associate degree in life sciences? This degree program can provide students with a means of gaining education about the human body, plant life, and animals. Through the course of this program, students can learn about the fundamentals of life science and how to apply them to real-world problems. Students enrolled in this degree course can specialize in agriculture, forestry, food safety, biotechnology, and even molecular science. There are varied options for students to choose from in this program.
An associate degree in life sciences may provide individuals with strong communication skills, analytic skills to identify problems and create solutions, and critical thinking skills necessary for understanding how the mechanisms of science work.
The cost of an associate degree in life sciences depends on the school that offers it but generally takes two years to complete. An individual should always research the school and program to make sure both are a good fit for their future goals.
With an associate degree in life sciences, individuals may choose from many career paths to enter into, or they may decide to continue on to a four-year degree. Depending on the subjects focused on, graduates may become entry-level research assistants or laboratory technicians. These can be in a variety of fields, including medical, agricultural, environmental, and pharmaceutical industries. Many students who obtain this associate’s degree transfer to a bachelor's program later on.
Universities around the world offer an associate degree in life sciences and also online programs for more flexibility in location and timeframe of study. To learn more about your options, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Independence Community College
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Hawaii Community College
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