In 2002, the College of Life Sciences was reorganized, comprising of the Department of Life Sciences and four Institutes, the Institute of Molecular and Cell biology, the Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, and the Institute of Biotechnology. The Department of Life Sciences offers an undergraduate B.Sc. program in Biology, whereas the four Institutes offer graduate programs in a variety of research areas. The Department of Life Sciences is home to some of Taiwan’s finest researchers and educators, all sharing the same passion for equipping undergraduate students for advanced studies and helping them succeed. The Department also encourages its students to actively engage in research, by conducting independent Research Projects at the laboratory of their choice. Students entering their senior year are encouraged to participate in summer research programs at outstanding laboratories abroad or to study abroad via short-term international student exchange programs.