undergraduates in the lab
Undergraduates in the lab

The Division of Biological Sciences contains 3 academic programs.


The graduate program benefits from a partnership with the  Salk Institute for Biological Studies that  creates a powerful and closely linked intellectual community.


Undergraduate students graduating from our program will have a deep conceptual understanding of modern biology, strong practical and analytical skills, and the intellectual agility essential for lifelong learning.

Contiguous BS/MS Program

Current UCSD undergraduate students who are enrolled in any of the 8 Biology majors can choose this contiguous program which leads to a Master of Science Degree in Biology.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment allows individuals to take courses at UCSD without having to go through the traditional admissions process.