Requirements

Automatic Admission to the Premajor

For entering UCLA students admitted as premajors, your admission to the major is contingent on successful completion of all premajor courses with a minimum 2.7 GPA in all Premajor math courses, a minimum 2.7 GPA in all Premajor courses and a minimum grade of C in all Premajor courses.

Admission to the Major

Students entering UCLA directly from high school or first quarter transfer students can declare the premajor.  Current UCLA students need to file a petition with the undergraduate advising office, 114 Hershey Hall.

All students are identified as Premajors until they (1) satisfy the preparation for the Major requirments by achieving a minimum 2.7 GPA in all Premajor math courses, a minimum 2.7 GPA in all Premajor courses and, and a minimum grade of C in all Premajor courses, and (2) file an a upper-division course plan for the Computational and Systems Biology Major. Premajor courses (PIC 10B + 10C) or CS 32, as well as Math 32A which are additionally required for students following the Computer Systems Concentration or the Bioinformatics Concentration, do not have to be completed prior to admission into the Major and are not calculated into the premajor GPA.

All courses for the Premajor and Major must be taken for a letter grade and all courses in the Major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

*Note: Pre-major courses PIC 10B & 10C, or CS 32 are required for students following the Computers and Biosystems and for the Bioinformatics Concentrations Concentration, but do not have to be completed prior to admission into the Major. Also, the CS series requires fewer total units.

Application

To apply for the major, submit a completed application form to casb@lifesci.ucla.edu.

The major application will be reviewed within 7 to 10 business days. You will be notified via email of the decision.

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.