UCLA Life Sciences offers 12 majors and 12 minors in the biological sciences and in psychology.
Majors (Life Sciences’ Department/Interdepartmental Program)
- Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
- Cognitive Science (Psychology)
- Computational & Systems Biology (Computational and Systems Biology)
- Ecology, Behavior and Evolution (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
- Human Biology and Society (Institute for Society and Genetics)
- Integrative Biology and Physiology (Integrative Biology and Physiology)
- Marine Biology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
- Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics (Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics)
- Molecular, Cell Developmental Biology (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
- Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
- Psychobiology (Psychology)
- Psychology, B.A. (Psychology)
- Applied Developmental Psychology Minor
- Biomedical Research Minor
- Brain and Behavioral Health
- Cognitive Science Minor
- Conservation Biology Minor
- Environmental Systems and Society
- Evolutionary Medicine
- Mathematical Biology Minor
- Neuroscience Minor
- Science Education Minor
- Society and Genetics Minor
- Structural Biology Minor
- Systems Biology Minor
Below are videos in which departmental advisors and alumni answer frequently asked questions to provide students with more information as they are deciding on a particular major/minor.
The UCLA course (LS 110) sets all Life Sciences transfer students up for success. We highly recommend enrolling for Fall quarter!
A majority of our entering students designate themselves as “pre-health” or “pre-med.” While UCLA does not currently have a specified pre-health or pre-med program per se, many Life Sciences undergraduates go on to careers in clinical health. For students interested in pursuing a pre-health/pre-med track, there are advisors and resources available to help. More information can be found on our Pre-Health page.