Where all minds THRIVE.

Mission Statement

We connect students to world class faculty and research to foster and stimulate their intellectual curiosity about LIFE.

Undergraduate Program

Whether your goal as a Biology undergraduate is to enter research, the health professions, biotechnology, or business, the School of Biological Sciences understands that Biology is an inherently broad and diverse discipline. Our School theme of MIND | BODY | WORLD emerges in our 4 departments and 10 Majors. This concept unites our world-class faculty to create ground-breaking research that will lead to a better world.

Our undergraduate education will not only teach students the necessary skills for an array of careers in research and related professional fields, but also provide students a chance to directly learn and train from leading researchers. In fact, by the time most undergraduates are in their senior year, about 91% of your class will have participated in faculty-mentored research.


At the UCI School of Biological Sciences, we believe that all undergraduates deserve the best opportunity to excel in their studies. That is why we offer a wide range of services and programs to help undergraduates navigate throughout their student careers. Whether you are seeking tutoring, academic advising, upcoming events, or simply wish to browse around what courses are available or scholarship requirements, you have reached the right place.

Student Affairs

Get the Tools and Information Needed to Succeed as an Undergraduate!
The UCI School of Biological Sciences offers undergraduates academic advising throughout the school year. Academic counselors can assist undergraduate students by answering any questions about…

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment (formally ACCESS UCI) – Division of Continuing Education: BIO SCI COURSES
Instructions for Enrolling in Bio Sci courses
The approval process for enrolling in BIO SCI courses through Concurrent Enrollment, Division of Continuing Education takes…

2019-2020 Bio Course Offerings

Please visit our Enrollment Updates page regularly for the most
up-to-date information regarding Bio Sci course enrollment.

This information is subject to change and was last updated on 9/26/19 For…

Forms, Policies and Services


1. Course Equivalency Petition 

For EAP please petition 1 institution at a time, 2 to 3 courses max.

2. Education Abroad Planning Program

Physics EAP Summer Programs form

3. Bio Course Prerequisite Clearance Form

For non-bio…

Pre-Health Professional Advisement

Health Sciences Advising Introduction
We know that applying to health professional schools is a daunting task and takes an entire year to do. We also know that to be a good applicant you must start early…

Undergraduate Research

The School of Biological Sciences believes that successful participation in creative research is one of the highest academic goals its undergraduates can attain. Approximately 1,000 students are enrolled in and conduct experimental laboratory, field, or…

Honors and Scholarships

Honors for Graduating Seniors
Latin Honors is awarded to the top 16% of graduating students.  

Our estimated GPA ranges for Latin honors for the 2018-19 academic year:

Summa (top 2%): 3.97 – 4
Magna (next 4%): 3.884…


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    UCI Sue & Bill Gross Hall

    7th Annual Stem Cell Science Symposium

    Schedule of Events 8:30 am Opening Remarks – Aileen Anderson, PhD 8:45 am Sally Temple, PhD Neural Stem Cell Institute “Stem cell-based Approaches to Age-related Neurodegenerative Diseases” 9:25 am Break 9:35 am Leslie Thompson, PhD University of California, Irvine “Stem cells and Huntington’s disease – insights into...

    08:30 AM January 30
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    Dale Melbourne Herklotz Conference Center, CNLM

    Dr. Kevin Beier Seminar

    Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 11 AM, Dale Melbourne Herklotz Conference Center, Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Building 506 on the campus map)   Kevin Beier, PhD University of California, Irvine Department of  Physiology & Biophysics   Elucidating...

    11:00 AM February 04
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