Current Students

Human Biology and Society Major Requirements 

Note: The Human Biology and Society Major requirements have changed starting Fall 2021 and onward. The requirements below are the major coursework that students admitted into the HBS will now have to complete. Class of 2022 graduating seniors (with a major catalog term of Fall 2020) are not impacted by these changes and now have the option of substituting a Society and Genetics elective for Society and Genetics 108, if desired.

All pre-major requirements must also be completed along with the major coursework below before graduation. Please be also advised that the HBS major coursework alone does not total the minimum 60 Upper Division units required by the university. Therefore, HBS students (without a minor or another major) would need to take extra upper division classes (anything numbered 100-199) to reach at least 60 upper division units.

HBS Students with Major Catalog Term of Fall 2021 Onwards

Note: Please be aware that concentrations no longer exist in HBS starting Fall 2021.
  1. Soc Gen 105A
  2. Soc Gen 105B
  3. Soc Gen 102
  4. 4.0 units of Soc Gen 195CE/196/199*
  5. 6 Upper Division Electives (at least 2 of which have to be from Soc Gen)
  6. Life Sciences 107 (for HBS B.S. students only)
List of Approved Upper Division Electives

*If a 195CE/196/199 course is taken from another department, students would need to fill out the petition form found here. Students who choose to fulfill this requirement by enrolling in Public Health/Medicine M160B (T.E.A.C.H. program), MCDB 192B (CITYLAB), or Community Health Sciences 187B (Mobile Clinic Project) will also need to fill out the petition form. Please note that petitions are not guaranteed approval.

 

HBS Students with Major Catalog Term Before Fall 2021

The major coursework for students with major catalog term before Fall 2021 is outlined below:
  1. Soc Gen 105A
  2. Soc Gen 105B
  3. Soc Gen 102
  4. Soc Gen 108
  5. 4.0 units of Soc Gen 195CE/196/199
  6. LifeSci 107 (for HBS BS students only)
  7. 5 elective courses within your choice of any of the concentrations below (one of which have to be a Soc Gen course)
Concentrations
  • Bioethics and Public Science Policy
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Evolutionary Biology, Culture, and Behavior
  • Population Genetics and History
  • Historical and Social Studies of Sciences

HBS Electives and Concentrations (for Students with Major Catalog Term before Fall 2021)

 

Resources
Students who wish to schedule an appointment with ISG Academic Advisor Frenz can use the following link: calendly.com/isg_frenz
For any questions, please contact isgacademics@g.ucla.edu.

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Pre-HBS students: to receive emails from the Undergraduate Counselor, subscribe to our listserv

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