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Human Biology and Society Major Requirements ( Starting Fall 2021):

Note: The Human Biology and Society Major requirements have changed starting Fall 2021 and onward. The requirements below are the requirements students admitted into the HBS will now have to complete. Class of 2022 graduating seniors 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.

Students admitted to the HBS major have to take four to five core SOCIETY AND GENETICS courses, six 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 and/or Winter)
Pre-requisite: Soc Gen 5 or Cluster M71A or Cluster M72A

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

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

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

SOC GEN 102 (Spring Quarters Only)

SOC GEN 102 (Spring Quarters Only)

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)

6 elective courses** with at least two electives being Society and Genetics electives

6 elective courses** with at least two electives being Society and Genetics electives

 

* 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 TWO of your 6 elective courses must be SOC GEN courses. The following SOC GEN courses may be used for elective credit: SOC GEN 108, 120, 121, 130, 131, M132, M133, 134, M136, 141, M142, M143, M144, 146, M157, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, M166, 174, 175, 180, M183, 188, 195CE, 197, 199.

HBS Major Electives PDF (updated)

 


Human Biology and Society Major Requirements (Before Fall 2021):

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, M132, M133, 134, M136, M140, 141, M142, M143, M144, M157, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199.

HBS Major Requirements & Concentrations PDF


ELECTIVES
Students are allowed to petition elective courses for their concentration by emailing the SAO 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.

21S Society and Genetics Course Offerings

21S Tentative HBS Elective Course Offerings

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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