The Division of Biological Sciences offers a number of laboratory courses throughout the academic year and summer session. Undergraduate laboratory courses promote student learning and understanding by providing students with a safe, hands-on practice in experimental biology. Experimental learning provides a foundation for student success.
Undergraduate laboratory course policies and procedures differ from lecture courses in terms of enrollment, fees, and safety. Please carefully read the information below and take action as required.
There are special regulations, procedures and deadlines associated with enrollment in biology lab courses.
For further information, see the frequently asked questions about undergraduate lab course enrollment.
Students who enroll in Biology lab courses are charged a lab fee which is assessed at the time of registration. Please see Instructional Materials/Laboratory Fees for additional information.
The current fees are as follows, but are subject to change without notice:
Students who drop a lab course before the end of the second lab meeting are eligible for a refund of the charged lab fee. Refunds are automatically processed by Student Business Services.
In most lab courses, students will also be required to purchase lab coats, goggles and other safety equipment not covered by the lab fee.
All students, enrolled or waitlisted, for the laboratory courses below are REQUIRED to demonstrate an understanding of general lab safety and UCSD Undergraduate Biology lab rules and policies. Completing the on-line Lab Safety Training and passing the Lab Safety Assessment fulfills this requirement.
Enrolled students who miss the first lab meeting, or do not pass the Lab Safety Assessment, will have their lab space revoked. It is the students responsibility to drop the course or risk receiving a "W" or non-passing grade in the course.
Students who need accommodations (such as alternative test format or extra time) due to a documented disability must email firstname.lastname@example.org well before the start of the quarter.
Email email@example.com as soon as possible to avoid any delay in your studies. Passing the safety assessment does not imply or guarantee enrollment in a lab course.
If you have questions about Undergraduate Lab Safety Training or the Lab Safety Assessment, please carefully review the information above and the frequently asked questions.
If, after reviewing the information contained on this web page you have additional questions about Lab Safety Training and Assessment, please send a detailed email to firstname.lastname@example.org.