Life Sciences majors*

Major information


Required by end of spring before transfer

  • One year of biology with lab for the major
  • One year of calculus
  • One year of general chemistry with lab
  • One semester in organic chemistry with lab

Additional recommended courses prior to transfer

  • A second semester of organic chemistry

Additional requirements for the Psychobiology and Human Biology and Society (B.S.) majors can be found in the UCLA General Catalog: catalog.registrar.ucla.edu

NOTE: Life science majors are required to complete extensive preparatory courses prior to transfer, therefore, you must be admitted directly into a life science major; you will not be able to change from a non-life science major into a life science major after admission to UCLA.


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* Demand for all life science majors significantly exceeds space available.

* Students are classified as Pre-major until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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