The life sciences are helpful in improving the quality and standard of life. They have applications in health, medicine, and the pharmaceutical and food science industries. Life science careers vary widely. Some involve research, while other life science careers involve educating or caring for people. The most abundant employment opportunities (both locally and nationally) for an individual with B.Sc. Degree in life sciences are provided by industrial biomedical research laboratories as research assistant. They can also assist the Scientific Academic members in different scientific projects. Teaching practical to undergraduate students.
Bachelor of Life Sciences
The ongoing B.Sc. Life Sciences course was introduced by the International Campus of TUMS only for International students. The life sciences comprise the fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms – such as microorganisms, plants, animals, and human beings. Life Sciences course is designed for students who are committed to studying the biological sciences, but have not yet decided on the area in which they want to specialize. They can then make that decision from a position of greater knowledge at the end of the course. The combination of units taken will enable the students to transfer to most of biological and biomedical sciences courses.
The aim of our University is to provide excellence in teaching, research and service. We prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and support their development as lifelong learners. To provide collaboration among our undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty in experiential learning and provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge beyond the university. We accomplish this mission through a combination of academic course work, clinical practice, and research activities. The intent of this mission is to prepare students for graduate study and ensure their entry into the field of teaching, research and extension activities in the various subjects of Life Sciences and to improve all the on-going programs in terms of content, practice and learning resources to the students. Our vision is to develop the TUMS international campus into a Centre for Excellence in teaching, research and extension activities in the various subjects of Life Sciences and to improve all the on-going programs in terms of content, practice and learning resources to the students.
General & specific competencies and skills for Life Sciences
Graduates of Bachelor’s degree programs in the area of the life sciences:
- Have acquired fundamental biology-relevant knowledge of natural sciences.
- Have knowledge of the fundamentals of molecular, cell and organismic biology.
- Have gained methodological competence in bio sciences.
- Are able to carry out practical work in labs and outdoors.
- Have gained knowledge in at least one special life science area of the degree program, are able to recognize and solve subject-relevant problems.
- Have trained conceptual, analytical and logical thinking.
- Have acquired communication skills.
- Have a capacity for teamwork.
- Have acquired lifelong learning strategies.
Duration: 3.5 years.
To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Undergraduate Admission Requirements.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.
However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.
Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.
Total Course Credits
Total Number of Credits: 132 credits
- General credits: 18
- Core credits: 101
- 80.5 theory credits
- 20.5 practical credits
- Elective credits: 16
One credit is equal to 17 hours Theory or 34 hours practical
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of B.Sc. of Life Sciences.
In case of any inquiries, you can contact the educational officer of International College at TUMS through the following:
Contact Person: Mr. Vahid Nourani
Address: TUMS International College, No. 3, Corner of First St., Hijab St., Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran
Tel: (+9821) 88970820 Ext: 127
Fax: (+9821) 88970820 Ext: 145
To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:
Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169
Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ira
In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.
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