Undergraduate Program

Coral Fish UCSB's undergraduate offerings in biology are divided into two academic departments: Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB) and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB). Each department offers several specialized majors leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, and the departments collaborate to offer a general biological sciences major leading to either a BS or a BA degree. Our research and teaching programs cover the full range of biological science from community and ecosystems ecology to molecular biology and biochemistry. Over 150 upper division biology courses are available to our majors. These courses include laboratory and field studies, lectures and seminars, and independent studies and group projects.

Students have many opportunities to assist in faculty research projects in both the laboratory and field, conduct independent research, and participate in a wide variety of internships ranging from restoration ecology to veterinary and human medicine both on campus and in the local community. The various biology degrees are excellent preparation for graduate and professional school or for careers in teaching, private industry, environmental sciences, and the health sciences (dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and medical technology). UCSB's outstanding health science advisory system advises and supports students from the beginning of their studies in biology to their entrance into health science graduate programs and professional schools.

Undergraduate Program in Biology - University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106