Careers in the Life Sciences

The rigor of the scientific method in the context of Landmark’s adaptive teaching processes.

In recent years, careers in the life sciences have exploded, thanks to new technological and scientific advancements in such fields as biotechnology and molecular biology. Growth opportunities are particularly strong in:

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  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare/Health Sciences
  • Animal Sciences (e.g., Vet Tech)
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals

If you plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree, you'll find that Landmark’s life sciences degree will serve as an excellent foundation for such science majors as biology, chemistry, pre-professional studies (including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary and pre-pharmacy), allied health and nursing, and environmental studies. During your studies at Landmark, you'll receive strong advisement and counseling to ensure that your coursework aligns with your academic goals.

If you plan to enter the workforce immediately after graduation from Landmark, our life science studies offers excellent preparation for entry-level positions in laboratory research, allied health and environmental services.

What You Will Gain

This program brings together all the fields of science that involve the study of living environments that support life. This includes microbes, plants, animals, and humans, and the conditions that support their existence, as well as the scientific advances in health care which emerge due to advancing basic science knowledge. As a life sciences major, you'll receive the preparation needed for a wide variety of academic and career opportunities in high-demand, STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

As a student in this program, you will:

  •    Broaden your understanding and knowledge of the life sciences.
  •    Learn to conduct research based on the principles of scientific inquiry.
  •    Learn to think critically and scientifically, and communicate clearly and effectively.
  •    Apply scientific knowledge to analyze real-world problems and issues.

Optional internships with area firms, healthcare facilities, environmental organizations and laboratories will offer you added opportunities to develop and apply your skills in a professional setting. Optional faculty-student discovery research experiences will strengthen your understanding of STEM.

Questions? Contact us for more information!

Abigail Littlefield
Chair, Natural Sciences

Dr. Adrienne Major
Academic Dean