The faculty's main function is to train competent professionals in life science who are capable of making cutting-edge discoveries and applying the research achievement to a range of such areas as agriculture, light industry and public health. It also aims to develop the science and technology in bioengineering and provide solid foundation for hi-tech bio-industry.

The Faculty of Biology which had been established in 1948 was renamed Faculty of Life Science in the turn of the century.

The faculty is made up of 5 departments (Department of Zoology, Department of Botany, Department of Ecology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Breeding Garden Plant), 3 Institutes (Institute of Bioengineering, Institute of Applied Biology, Institute of Molecular biology) and an independent laboratory(Laboratory of Bioinformation).

The faculty is made up of 11 departments (Zoology, Animal Physiology, Botany, Plant Physiology, Ecology, Pedology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, Microbiology. Biotechnology), an Institute of Bioengineering and R & D Workshop of Bio-intellectual Products.

The course offered by the faculty is life science and bioengineering.

Faculty of Life Science

Main subjects include Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Plant Physiology, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Virology, Protein engineering, Immunobiology, Nanobiotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Evolution.

The faculty is staffed by more than 200 professionals including 2 candidate academicians, lecturers and researchers, 60 of whom are Ph. D. holders. The number of professors and associate professors is over 80.

Total enrolment of students is over 1 500.