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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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Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, USA

Wallace State's Agricultural Production and Sustainable Agriculture programs are designed to prepare students for various jobs in local agriculture, business, and industry. St ... +

Wallace State's Agricultural Production and Sustainable Agriculture programs are designed to prepare students for various jobs in local agriculture, business, and industry. Students may find jobs in areas such as landscaping, forestry, aquaculture operations, conservation, and farming. Other potential opportunities include managing or owning a farm, greenhouse or nursery. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, USA

Do you prefer to work outdoors? Don’t like being confined to an office? If so, Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Degree program is the one for you. Almost all ... +

Do you prefer to work outdoors? Don’t like being confined to an office? If so, Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician Degree program is the one for you. Almost all the work is conducted outside, working with a variety of tools and machinery. And, if you choose to climb trees, you can have your very own natural “office” with a view every day. Gateway’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician associate degree provides the hands-on skills and natural resource education for graduates to enter this exciting career field of arborists, urban foresters and related occupations. It offers family-sustaining wages and year-round work with private, corporate or government landowners. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, USA

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core c ... +

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Parkland College
Champaign, USA

Baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture may include various specialties, such as agricultural economics, agribusiness, agricultural sciences (animal science, crop or plan ... +

Baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture may include various specialties, such as agricultural economics, agribusiness, agricultural sciences (animal science, crop or plant science, soil science, and horticulture), agricultural mechanics, and agriculture education. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in agriculture as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Hudson County Community College
Jersey City, USA +1 More

The biotechnology curriculum will provide students a robust foundation in biology, chemistry, mathematics in order to transfer to and succeed in four-year institutions. Studen ... +

The biotechnology curriculum will provide students a robust foundation in biology, chemistry, mathematics in order to transfer to and succeed in four-year institutions. Students will be familiar with various bio-techniques, bioinstrumentation as well as bioinformatics, microbiology, molecular biology, and cell biology. Students will also gain the necessary laboratory skills for entry-level in the Biotechnology industry. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Medaille College
Buffalo, USA

Perfect for students who have a penchant for working with animals, but whose work and/or family responsibilities prevent them from attending a full-time program, Medaille Coll ... +

Perfect for students who have a penchant for working with animals, but whose work and/or family responsibilities prevent them from attending a full-time program, Medaille College’s Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology is offered online. -
Associate Degrees
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Central Wyoming College
Riverton, USA +3 More

Graduates of the Horse Management curriculum earn the skills necessary for management and operation of horse production, training, boarding and sales facilities, including equ ... +

Graduates of the Horse Management curriculum earn the skills necessary for management and operation of horse production, training, boarding and sales facilities, including equine and business aspects. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
International Business College Mitrovica (IBCM)
Mitrovica, Kosovo

The IBCM Environmental and Agricultural Management (EAM) program provides students with an interdisciplinary experience in the management of critical environmental issues such ... +

The IBCM Environmental and Agricultural Management (EAM) program provides students with an interdisciplinary experience in the management of critical environmental issues such as agricultural production, biodiversity, natural resources and renewable energy. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Jamestown Community College
Jamestown, USA +3 More

In the not too distant future, organ transplants will be a thing of the past. Doctors will use your DNA to determine treatment options. And these treatments will be available ... +

In the not too distant future, organ transplants will be a thing of the past. Doctors will use your DNA to determine treatment options. And these treatments will be available for animals and humans alike. Fueling all of this change is biotechnology. You can be one of these innovators not only by becoming a researcher, but also by following a variety of other career paths, including becoming a... -
Associate Degree
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
Online
 
Glen Oaks Community College
Centreville, USA

Students seeking an Associates of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU can move directly in the workforce or continue on to further studies in Agricultural Operati ... +

Students seeking an Associates of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU can move directly in the workforce or continue on to further studies in Agricultural Operations. Students will take courses from Glen Oaks and Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) emphasizing fundamentals in farm and crop management. Students will study in such fields as soil and water usage, plant nutrients, crop disease and pest management, natural resource and land management, emerging technologies, and regulations. Students are required to meet with advisors from Glen Oaks and MSU on course selection. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
 
Leech Lake Tribal College
Cass Lake, USA

The Forest Ecology program is designed for students to receive an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) upon completing the requirements. Gikenimindwaa Mitigoog translates to ‘ge ... +

The Forest Ecology program is designed for students to receive an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) upon completing the requirements. Gikenimindwaa Mitigoog translates to ‘getting to know the trees,’ an apt description for a program that provides graduates with broad-based field knowledge of forest lands, the organisms inhabiting them, and the systems (soil, water, air) that support them. -
Associate of Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
New Mexico Junior College
Hobbs, USA

The Equine program at New Mexico Junior College provides hands-on experience and classroom instruction for students interested in career opportunities with the horse industry ... +

The Equine program at New Mexico Junior College provides hands-on experience and classroom instruction for students interested in career opportunities with the horse industry and related businesses. Several aspects will be taught, including equine anatomy, management, business, horsemanship, performance training, and more. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Moberly Area Community College
Columbia, USA

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Agriculture is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in General Agricultur ... +

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Agriculture is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in General Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agriculture Systems, Animal Science, Plant Science, Environmental Science, etc. -
Associate of Arts
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Lake Washington Institute Of Technology
Kirkland, USA

The Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science degree prepares LWTech graduates to work in a commercial kitchen including restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, delis, hospitals a ... +

The Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science degree prepares LWTech graduates to work in a commercial kitchen including restaurants, bakeries, cafeterias, delis, hospitals and other speciality shops. -
Associate of Applied Science
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Community College Of Beaver County
Monaca, USA

In the Biological Sciences, you will investigate the life processes of humans, animals, and plants. You will understand the life cycles of which you are apart. Your work will ... +

In the Biological Sciences, you will investigate the life processes of humans, animals, and plants. You will understand the life cycles of which you are apart. Your work will contribute to the general flow of scientific progress. -
Associate Degree
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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