undergraduates in the lab
Undergraduates in the lab

The Division of Biological Sciences contains 4 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.

Professional (CCE|Bio)

The Center for Continuing Education in Biological Sciences (CCE|Bio) was created to provide professional development opportunities to the local, national and global community of professionals working in science-based fields.