College of Science and Health

College of Science and Health

Life sciences


The Bachelor of Science, Life sciences curriculum is designed to meet the requirements for admission to schools and programs of dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, and public health.

Program Objectives
Students are immersed in a comprehensive program rarely offered at the undergraduate level in other colleges and universities. The Bachelor of Science program graduates students with the scientific knowledge and intellectual abilities to pursue careers or post graduate education in the health profession. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Life Science are able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and math in order to obtain positions in a health profession or closely related field.
  • Conduct experiments and analyze and interpret results.
  • Communicate their research and knowledge in oral and written forms.
  • Work in teams and apply leadership skills to advance a project
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in research and health professions.
  • Practice the behaviors of life-long learners.

Program Highlights

  • Small Class Size:  Each year a new class of up to 20 students are accepted into the program.
  • PhD-Level Instructors:  Classes are taught by PhD level, CDU/UCLA faculty with multiple years of teaching experience who are experts in their chosen field.  For more information about our faculty, click here.  [Have a link to the faculty web pages so that prospective students can read about the faculty.]
  • Mentored Research Experience:  Students work on independent research projects with faculty skilled in mentoring young scientists. Faculty and students in the Department of Health and Life Sciences use state-of-the-art techniques in microscopy, computer imaging, electrophysiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to investigate important problems in biomedicine.
  • Development of Strong Ethical and Leadership Qualities:  In accordance with the University’s mission, the Life Sciences program fosters and develops strong ethical values in students through leadership training and service to the community.
  • Preparation for Graduate and Professional School:   The Bachelor of Sciences in Life Sciences degree is designed to prepare students for post-graduate programs in the various health professions.
  • Individualized Attention/Curriculum:  Students have the opportunity to work closely with professors and researchers in a small class environment. Students have ample opportunities for advisement and mentoring, seminars and workshops, and individualized on-site tutoring. Students can choose from six curriculum tracks depending on their future goal [link to Program Curriculum]