Requirements

Automatic Admission to the Premajor

Students who applied to UCLA under the pre-major and were admitted to the university are automatically declared for the pre-major. Official admission to the major is contingent on successful completion of all pre-major courses with a (1) minimum 2.7 GPA in all pre-major math courses, (2) minimum 2.7 GPA in all pre-major courses, and (3) minimum grade of C in all pre-major courses.

Admission to the Pre-Major

Current UCLA students who were admitted as Freshmen or Transfer Students* can request to declare the pre-major once they have met the following requirements:

  • Completed one quarter at UCLA
  • Are in good academic standing
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or better
  • Have established a pre-major GPA of a minimum of 2.7 by taking one pre-major course at UCLA for a letter grade

*Transfer students: must have been admitted to UCLA under the Division of Life Sciences.

All requests to declare the pre-major must be sent via email to casb@lifesci.ucla.edu. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Full name
  • UID
  • Formal statement requesting to declare the Pre-Major
  • Approval to be added to the CaSB Undergraduate listserv

Please allow 7 – 10 business days for review. If a student does not meet the requirements to declare the pre-major, there will not be an option to petition the decision.

NOTE:

  • All courses for the pre-major must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Pre-major courses PIC 10B, PIC 16, or CS 32 for the Bioinformatics concentration, CS 32 for the Biological Data Sciences concentration, and MATH 32A for the Bioinformatics, Biomedical Systems, and Systems Biology concentrations are required for students to complete, but do not have to be completed prior to admission into the Major. 

Admission to the Major

Once students have completed all of the Pre-Major coursework, they will be required to submit an application to be entered into the major.

Students must submit the completed application to the casb@lifesci.ucla.edu. Please allow 7 – 10 business days for review. If a student does not meet all of the requirements to officially be entered into the major, they will need to attach a statement addressing the circumstances leading to not being able to meet the minimum requirements. Students will be notified via email of the decision.

Students will need to have the following completed the following upon submitting their application:

  • Minimum 2.7 GPA in all pre-major courses
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA in all pre-major math courses
  • Minimum grade of C or better in all pre-major courses
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or better
  • Completion of all pre-major courses

Other Important Information

STUDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ANY REQUIREMENT CHANGES IN THE PREMAJOR AND MAJOR UNTIL THEY ARE OFFICIALLY ADMITTED TO THE MAJOR.

PLEASE CONSULT THE QUARTERLY SCHEDULE OF CLASSES TO SEE WHEN CLASSES ARE OFFERED.