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BYU College of Life Sciences Vision, Mission, and Values


Inspire learning and discovery in the life sciences for the benefit of the world.


We cultivate an environment that inspires learning and discovery bathed in the light of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We study and celebrate the diversity and unity of life. We engage students in excellent academic instruction and student-centered scholarship to prepare the next generation of life science leaders and innovators who will serve throughout the world.


Discovering Truth

We value scientific and spiritual truths and affirm that all truths are compatible.

Christlike Community

We value Christlike compassion, respect, and kindness in all our interactions.

Academic Excellence

We value an excellent academic environment where students are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Student-Centered Scholarship

We value substantive student engagement to produce scholarship that benefits the world.

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Statement on Belonging

As students, colleagues, and scientists of faith in the college of Life Sciences, we share the conviction that all people are children of loving Heavenly Parents. We study and celebrate the diversity and unity of God’s living creations. We strive to cultivate a community where members with a variety of individual characteristics, perspectives, gifts, life experiences, and circumstances feel welcomed, valued, respected, and loved. Such a community promotes innovation and belonging, preparing our students to lead and serve throughout the world as disciples of Jesus Christ.