The Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Development Alternative comprises of three Departments, namely Department of Pharmacy, Department of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, and Department of Molecular Medicine & Bioinformatics. The Faculty, as a whole, is rich in teachers, students and various other facilities, which in turn have made this Faculty into a unique place of study at the University. The various teachers are highly trained and a number of them have obtained their degrees from noted Universities abroad. Over 150 students from the three Departments are already abroad and pursuing their Ph.D. or MS degrees. Research work is very much encouraged in the three Departments, and the Departments in combination publish over 50 research papers in international peer-reviewed scientific Journals every year.
Additionally, training programs are available for students who wish to continue their careers within Bangladesh. Towards that purpose, eminent scholars and industrial persons deliver periodic lectures at the Departments, and students are taken on study tours to various Industries. Students are also given personal attention so that their studies are not hampered. It may be worthwhile to mention that the Department of Molecular Medicine & Bioinformatics is the only one of its kind in Bangladesh. The Department also has a 3-months training program in Bioinformatics for beginners.