Students who intend to pursue the CaSB B.S. degree must first begin in the CaSB Pre-Major. Students must meet eligibility requirements in order to be admitted to the Major.

Major Eligibility Requirements

Official admission to the CaSB Major is contingent on successful completion of all Pre-Major courses while meeting the following requirements:

  • a minimum 2.7 GPA in all Pre-Major math courses
  • a minimum 2.7 GPA in all Pre-Major courses
  • a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • a minimum grade of C or better in all Pre-Major courses

Students are permitted to repeat up to two Pre-Major courses if they do not receive grades of C or better. Students who receive grades below a C in three Pre-Major courses–either in separate courses or repetitions of the same course–are officially dismissed from the Pre-Major (students will be coded as Undeclared). In such cases, students will have the opportunity to appeal.

Effective Fall 2019 and forward, all Pre-CaSB students will be monitored at the end of each term to assess if they are meeting the minimum requirements stated above. Any students who do not meet the requirements will be notified via email by the CaSB Undergraduate Office (casb@lifesci.ucla.edu).