Requirements


Automatic Admission to the Premajor

Students entering UCLA directly from high school, or first quarter transfer students who declare the Computational & Systems Biology Premajor at the time of application, are automatically admitted into the Premajor part of the Program. Current UCLA students seeking to transfer into the Premajor can do so by petitioning for admission via the undergraduate advising office, 4436 Boelter Hall.

Admission to the Major

Students entering UCLA directly from high school or first quarter transfer students who declare the Computational & Systems Biology Premajor at the time of application are automatically admitted.  Current UCLA students need to file a petition with the undergraduate advising office, 4436 Boelter 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 3.0 GPA in all Premajor courses and, and a minimum grade of C in all Premajor courses, and (2) file a petition to declare the Computational and Systems Biology Major.  Premajor courses (PIC 10B + 10C) or CS 32, 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 pre-major 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 & 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.


Other Important Information

STUDENTS ARE SUBJECT TO ANY REQUIREMENT CHANGES IN THE PREMAJOR AND MAJOR UNTIL THEY ARE OFFICIALLY ADMITTED TO THE MAJOR.