Our Students Make a Difference

The study of life starts here. At the Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences, you’ll embark on an extraordinary journey to delve into the depths of the natural world, guided by some of the brightest minds in the field. We believe life is interconnected and you’ll see it with our school theme of MIND | BODY | WORLD. Our four departments are a gateway to understanding life’s complexities through a comprehensive curriculum, innovative research opportunities, and hands-on learning experiences. Here, curiosity is not just encouraged; it’s cultivated and transformed into real-world solutions and groundbreaking discoveries. Whether you’re drawn to the intricacies of molecular biology, the vast mysteries of ecology, or any area in between, your academic journey at the school will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to make an impactful contribution to the future of science. Prepare to be inspired, challenged, and ultimately empowered, as you take the first steps towards your career in the biological sciences alongside a supportive and dynamic community of fellow scholars.
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We enthusiastically embrace the bold, independent, one-of-a kind mind. That’s why UC Irvine ranks among the top 10 public universities in the nation. Learn why the Charlie Dunlop School of Biological Sciences is your place to study the biological sciences.

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With 10 majors spanning disciplines across the biological sciences, and a strong commitment to fostering hands-on learning opportunities in research settings, the school provides foundational experience to undergraduates studying life sciences.

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 The School prioritizes enriching research and mentorship experiences. Here, you’ll engage in groundbreaking research driven by a world-class faculty recognized for their contributions to science and commitment to fostering the next generation of biologists. 

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The Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is a Career-Changer program designed for students seeking to complete all or the majority of core courses required for admissions to Medical or other health professional programs (i.e. Dental, PA, Veterinary Medicine).