Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) is the home of the Biology Major. Other EEB majors include: Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution as well as Marine Biology. EEB also offers a Minor in Conservation Biology and a Specialization in Computing. Its mission is twofold: to provide new knowledge of the ecological and evolutionary processes that produce and sustain life on Earth, and to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens for the biological, environmental and biotechnological challenges of the future
Integrative Biology and Physiology
Research in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is dedicated to explaining the function of complex biological systems, in cells, organs, and individuals. The recent rapid advances in molecular and cell biology and genetics, including the sequencing of numerous genomes, has provided an unprecedented opportunity to use this new information to understand how the genes interact to produce emergent phenotypes in complex systems.
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) aims to provide the highest quality research and education possible in the interdisciplinary fields of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. Educators and students work together in MIMG to identify and address the most relevant problems in microbial pathogenesis and physiology, host cell biology and immune defense, and the host-pathogen interface.
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Research in the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology (MCDB) focuses on the basic mechanisms that regulate cell differentiation and function. The MCDB department offers an undergraduate Major in MCDB, a minor in Biomedical Research, and a Ph.D. program. Graduate students are fully integrated in their research activities and participate hands-on, in the process of discovery.
The Department of Psychology employs systematic methods of inquiry to study and explain human and animal behavior, both normal and abnormal, in terms of a variety of underlying variables, including neural, physiological, and cognitive processes; developmental factors and individual differences; and social and interpersonal influences and contexts.
Society and Genetics
The Institute for Society and Genetics (ISG) is an interdisciplinary unit that encourages scholarly research and educates students and the public about the ethical, legal and societal implications and interconnections of modern biotechnology, genetics and genomics. ISG offers undergraduate courses, major degrees in Human Biology and Society, B.A. and in Human Biology and Society, B.S., a minor in Society and Genetics, and fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral study.
Department of Life Sciences Core Education
The Department of Life Sciences Core Education brings together faculty, staff, and students from all six of our Life Science departments to create a common and integrated curriculum for the first years of all undergraduate programs within UCLA’s Division of Life Sciences.
Computational & Systems Biology IDP
Computational & Systems Biology (C&SB) is an interdepartmental program designed for highly motivated students interested in interdisciplinary activities in life sciences, behavioral sciences, and the computational, control, communication and information branches of engineering and computer sciences.
UCLA Neuroscience, an interdepartmental program, includes about 150 laboratories in diverse areas spanning the field from molecular analysis to genetics and behavior. Students in the program learn modern problem solving skills and use state of the art approaches to gain a deeper understanding of how the brain processes information.