UCLA Life Sciences offers 12 majors and 13 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
Need more information on a particular major/minor? Below, are videos in which departmental advisors and alumni answer frequently asked questions.
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.