The UCI Ayala School of Biological Sciences has designed its curriculum to prepare all students – majors and non-majors – for their present and future educational needs in the field of biology. With the understanding that principles of biology are interwoven throughout many fields of study and careers, faculty are committed to providing students with the opportunity to learn these principles and facts in dynamic and interactive ways to keep pace with the ever-expanding field of biology. As a result, the School encourages vigorous faculty and student research programs and strongly believes that excellence in research is essential for effective, enthusiastic, and up-to-date teaching. The best preparation for prospective students in BioSci is to have a solid foundation in science prior to entering the University. It is recommended for high school students to have studied precalculus and chemistry as well.