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School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences serves as an academic hub for interdisciplinary centers, institutes and attracting research talent. Dynamic laboratories, state-of-the-art technologies and a vast expansion of research infrastructure now support more than 5,000 students and 100 faculty members. From Pulitzer Prize winners to young entrepreneurial thought leaders, life sciences faculty pursue discovery and translational research, providing an entrepreneurial climate to bring the best research ideas to fruition.

The school offers a wide spectrum of focused experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, including internships, undergraduate research experiences, study abroad and service learning. The school also has invested in cutting-edge education technologies, such as active learning, virtual and global classrooms with Leuphana University in Germany and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Undergraduates pursing life sciences' research experiences can explore biomedicine and biotechnology, cellular and molecular biosciences, genomics and bioinformatics, ecology and environmental science, the human dimensions of biology, and organismal, integrative and biological systems. We also encourage students to think and make connections to a variety of other disciplines, including:chemistry and biochemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, anthropology, kinesiology, philosophy, communications and geosciences.

More students from the School of Life Sciences are accepted into medical school than from any other academic unit at Arizona State University.

Providing leadership locally and globally, life sciences engages in technology and policy development, medical discovery, scholarship and community outreach, and cutting-edge multidisciplinary approaches, with collaborative on- and off-campus partners.

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