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Bachelor of Science
Biology: Applied Lab Science (B.S.)
The applied lab science degree prepares students with a broad background in biological and chemical sciences.
Students work in Brother Griffith's Microbiology Lab.
Gain Hands-On Experience
The applied lab science degree is designed to prepare students for professional programs or graduate programs in science and chemistry. In addition, the degree provides preparation for those students seeking employment after completing a bachelors degree. The combination of courses in molecular biology, microbiology, and human physiology are particularly suited to applications in a clinical laboratory setting.

Work in a clinical/medical laboratory typically requires additional course work and certification that is not available at BYU-Idaho. However, this emphasis does prepare students with most of the prerequisite courses to apply for entry into a medical laboratory science program at another institution.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Biology, with an emphasis in Applied Lab Science, have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Lab Technician
Lab Technicians work within the medical or scientific laboratories to facilitate testing and research. They use skills to support other employee’s by maintaining a sterile environment, organizing log books, labeling, storing samples, and managing stock.
Field Biologist
Field biologists identify species native to the area, have great communication skills, and travel when needed. They can work for federal, state, or local agencies to develop and assess environmental laws.
Laboratory Research Assistant
Research assistants within the laboratory setting perform routine tasks in a research environment. They assist staff with lab and field work they will dispense supplies to laboratories, clean glassware, maintain inventory, and set up and conduct experiments.

Getting Started in This Degree

If you are interested in Applied Lab Science, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

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