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BYU college, departments undergo name changes

Now College of Life Sciences, Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Department of Biology

Brigham Young University Academic Vice President John S. Tanner announced that the university has formally changed the name of the College of Biology and Agriculture to the College of Life Sciences.

Along with the college, two departments received new names.

The Department of Plant and Animal Sciences became the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences to include the sciences related to stewardship of the earth’s renewable natural resources.

The Department of Integrative Biology was renamed the Department of Biology to match its focus on general biology, ecology, population genetics and biological science education.

“The name College of Life Sciences includes all the programs in the college and points all of them forward into the vast and exciting future of the life sciences,” said Tanner.

The name changes more accurately define the restructured focus of the college and of these two departments, said Dean Rodney J. Brown.

“Over the past seven years, the college has moved away from production agriculture, recognizing that BYU-Idaho and the land-grant schools of Utah and neighboring states cover these disciplines,” said Brown.

“All the programs of the college have been refocused to prepare students for employment and graduate programs in the modern world of the life sciences,” he said. “These changes included a reduction from six to five departments, consolidation of 40 undergraduate programs into 21 programs and a 30 percent reduction in the number of courses taught.”

For more information, contact the College of Life Sciences at (801) 422-3963.

Writer: Cecelia Fielding

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