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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences, Human Biology Emphasis, B.S.

Requirements for the Biological Sciences Major

In addition to General Education  and School of Natural Sciences Requirements , the requirements that must be met to receive the B.S. in Biological Sciences at UC Merced are:

Undergraduate Major in Biological Sciences Research

All Biological Sciences majors are encouraged to participate in a research experience. Students attend research lectures by UC Merced faculty, and students can elect to go on to participate in research projects during their senior year. The relevant course numbers are:

Human Biology Emphasis Track

The Human Biology (HB) emphasis track provides students with a rich education in the scientific principles that underlie modern health sciences. This major is an excellent preparation for entrance into health-related professional careers including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, genetic counseling, health education, public health, clinical psychology, epidemiology, environmental health sciences and health administration, among others. The Human Biology emphasis track also provides a strong foundation for careers in biomedical research, and includes the courses most broadly required for advanced study in health sciences.

Human Biology Core Courses [17 Units]

 Complete the following courses:

Evolution Course

Complete one of the following courses:

Human Biology Upper Division Elective Courses [12 Units Minimum]

Transfer Students

To be admitted to the Biological Sciences major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

Additional Information

Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in transferable courses. Any outstanding General Education and Major preparation coursework will be completed at UC Merced. Students should also consult the Information for Prospective Students link on the School of Natural Sciences website naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu for more information.

* Biological Sciences BIO 001  and BIO 001L  (if available at their originating school. A letter grade of “B” or better grade must be earned.)