UCLA Life Sciences offers 13 majors and 13 minors, across a wide range of disciplines.

Majors                                                         (In parentheses are the Life Sciences Departments/Interdepartmental Programs in which the majors are offered)

VIDEOS to help choose a particular major/minor. Here, departmental advisors and alumni answer frequently asked questions.

Computational & Systems Biology Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Psychology
Institute for Society and Genetics Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Biomedical Research Minor

Transfer Students

We highly recommend enrolling the Fall quarter course LS 110: Career Exploration in the Life Sciences. This course helps Life Sciences transfer students make sure they are on the path to success at UCLA. After fall quarter this course is open to all Life Sciences undergraduates.

Flyer for LS 110 Fall 2022

Pre-Health Students

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.