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
**Spring 2020 Enrollment: Due to the COVID-19 situation, please follow the link below for enrollment instructions.**



2020-2021 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 7/21/2020 For course…

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

Spring/Summer 2020 Updates

Pre-Health Calendar

COVID-19 Updates for Pre-Health Applicants

 Pass / No Pass Grading Questions

In response to COVID -19 all pre-health advisors are working remotely effective March 23, 2020 until further notice. At this…

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 2019-2020 academic year:

Summa (top 2%): 3.986-4.0
Magna (next 4%): 3.959-3.982
Cum (remaining 10%): 3.717-3.958

Biological Sciences…

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