Current Students

Students admitted to the major take four core SOCIETY AND GENETICS courses, five elective courses and obtain course credit for internship, apprenticeship and/or supervised research. All pre-major requirements must also be completed before graduation.

Human Biology and Society, B.A.
(42 units)

Human Biology and Society, B.S.
(42-47 units)

SOC GEN 105A
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre-requisite: Soc Gen 5 or Cluster M71A or Cluster M72A

SOC GEN 105A
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre-requisite: Soc Gen 5 or Cluster M71A or Cluster M72A

SOC GEN 105B
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre or Co-requisite: Anthro 1 or LS 7C or
Soc Gen 101

SOC GEN 105B
(Offered either Fall or Winter)
Pre or Co-requisite: Anthro 1 or LS 7C or
Soc Gen 101

SOC GEN 102 (Junior Spring)

SOC GEN 102 (Junior Spring)

SOC GEN 108 (Senior Year)

SOC GEN 108 (Senior Year)

4.0 units of SOC GEN 195CE*/196/199
(195CE available Fall, Winter, Spring)

4.0 units of SOC GEN 195CE*/196/199
(195CE available Fall, Winter, Spring)

LIFE SCI 107
(Offered Fall, Winter, Spring)

5 elective courses** from within your choice of any one of these concentration categories: Bioethics and Public Science Policy; Medicine and Public Health; Evolutionary Biology, Culture and Behavior; Population Genetics and History; and Historical and Social Studies of Science.

5 elective courses** from within your choice of any one of these concentration categories: Bioethics and Public Science Policy; Medicine and Public Health; Evolutionary Biology, Culture and Behavior; Population Genetics and History; and Historical and Social Studies of Science.

 

* The SOC GEN 195CE internship requirement may also be satisfied by completing at least 4.0 units of any upper divisionletter graded internship, apprenticeship or wet lab research, such as: SOC GEN 196 research apprenticeship (or course 196 in any other department); SOC GEN 199 laboratory research (or course 199 in any other department); PUBLIC HEALTH/MEDICINE M160B (to enroll, you must be part of the T.E.A.C.H. program); MCD BIO 192B (to enroll, you must be part of CITYLAB); Community Health Sciences 187B (to enroll, you must be part of the Mobile Clinic Project)

** At least ONE of your 5 elective courses must be a SOC GEN course.
The following SOC GEN courses may be used for elective credit in each of our five concentrations: SOC GEN 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, 134,  M140, 141, M142, M143, M144, M157, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199.

HBS Major Requirements & Concentrations PDF (PDF pending updates)

ELECTIVES
Students are allowed to petition elective courses for their concentration by emailing Maverick Santos at santosmaverick@socgen.ucla.edu with the course number and title, description, and syllabus. The elective course must be an upper division course (numbered 100-199), be at least 4.0 units, and taken for a letter grade. Please use excel sheet below to learn when approved Human Biology and Society concentration electives will be offered. Note: Human Biology and Society major students do not get priority or first pass enrollment access to elective courses in other departments.

2019-20 Tentative Elective Classes offering

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS
To receive departmental honors, students must take each course in the major for a letter grade and complete all upper division courses in the major with an overall grade-point average of 3.50 or better. Students who also take Society and Genetics 197 or 199 (4.0 units) in which they write a research paper in their major concentration area and receive a grade of A or better will receive highest departmental honors.

 

 

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