Why Life Sciences?

Studying the life sciences will provide you with a foundation of scientific knowledge and ways of exploring the world.  The life sciences pervade so many aspects of our lives – from health care, to the environment, to debates about stem cell research and genetic testing.  While dramatic scientific progress has been made in recent decades, so much remains unknown. 

In studying the life sciences at Harvard, you will engage with how we know what we know, and you will learn to think like a scientist.   You will have the opportunity to engage in original research, in world-class laboratories.  You will be part of a community of students with broad interests across the life sciences.  You will be supported in your explorations by a team of dedicated advisors.