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Education

undergraduates in the lab
Undergraduates in the lab

The Division of Biological Sciences contains 3 academic programs.

Doctoral

The doctoral program benefits from a partnership with the  Salk Institute for Biological Studies that  creates a powerful and closely linked intellectual community.

Undergraduate

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.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment allows individuals to take courses at UCSD without having to go through the traditional admissions process.

Co-Op Program

The Biological Sciences Co-Op program provides a yearlong immersive work experience for students in an industrial setting. Students receive customized training upon entering the program and receive staff and faculty mentoring throughout the year.