Major

 The Human Biology and Society major

Human Biology and Society, B.A. and Human Biology and Society, B.S. provide an interdisciplinary approach to learning about current issues at the intersections of human biology, genomics and society.

Our major degrees attempt to bridge the gap between life sciences and humanities/social sciences, generating an interdisciplinary perspective needed to address many important and current questions of ethics, history, and public policy about food and nutrition, genetics research and commercialization, genetic origins and relatedness of human populations, medical privacy rights, etc. For example, what issues are raised by genetic modification of our food crops and animals?  Who owns your body?  How expansive is your right to medical and genetic privacy?  What are the individual and social consequences of personalized genetic medicine?  What, if anything, can human biology and genetics tell us about ‘race’ and ‘identity?’  How does commercialization impact academic research?  If questions like these interest you, then the Human Biology and Society major may be an important opportunity for you.

Human Biology and Society, B.S. is good preparation for careers in medicine, public health, and other health services fields.  Human Biology and Society, B.A. is good preparation for careers in health, law, business, academia, and public policy.

Information for Pre-major/Prospective Students
Information for currently declared Human Biology and Society students
FAQs about the HBS major application [PDF]

Spring 2021 Applications
Human Biology and Society, B.A. Application [Non-Fillable PDF]
Human Biology and Society, B.A. Application [Google Form]

Human Biology and Society, B.S. Application [Non-Fillable PDF]
Human Biology and Society, B.S. Application [Google Form]

 

To learn more, set up an appointment with:

Maverick Santos
Undergraduate Counselor

Email: santosmaverick@socgen.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 206-1890
Office: Life Sciences Building 3360-C

Undergraduate Advising:
Week 1 – Week 2 of quarter: Drop-in appointments.
Office Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Week 3 and beyond: Appointment basis.

 

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