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    Institute for Society and Genetics

Undergraduate Study

Human Biology and Society BA

Admission

Admission to the Human Biology and Society BA major is by application and competitive, using courses, grades, grade-point averages, and personal statements as minimum standards for consideration. Only a limited number of students are admitted each year. Applicants are not automatically accepted into the major.

Students must apply for major standing at the beginning of spring quarter of their sophomore year. Applications submitted after the spring quarter deadline are considered during fall quarter of the junior year only as space in the program permits. No applications are considered after fall quarter of the junior year.

Premajor standing is not required to apply for the major. A copy of the major application is available on the major website.

Human Biology and Society Premajor

Incoming freshmen may be admitted as premajors on acceptance to UCLA. All other students must first complete Society and Genetics 5, M71A, or M72A, and then contact the undergraduate counselor in 3360 Life Sciences to request premajor standing.

Preparation for the Major

Required Core: One course from Society and Genetics 5, M71A, or M72A.

Also required are Anthropology 7, Chemistry and Biochemistry 14A, Life Sciences 1 and 2 OR 7A, 7B, and 7C, Statistics 10 or 13, and two social theory courses from American Indian Studies M10, Anthropology 9, Asian American Studies 20, Gender Studies 10, General Education Clusters M1A through 80CW, Geography 3, History 3C, Honors Collegium 70A, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 40, 50, 60, Philosophy 4, 6, 8, 22 or 22W, Public Policy 10A, Sociology 1, M5.

Each course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must complete all premajor courses with a cumulative minimum grade-point average of 2.9.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Human Biology and Society BA major with 90 or more units must complete the following preparatory courses prior to admission to UCLA: one year of general biology (the equivalent of Life Sciences 1 and 2 OR 7A, 7B, and 7C), introductory chemistry, one statistics course, one anthropology human evolution course, and two introductory social sciences or history courses. Society and Genetics 5 must be taken at UCLA once a transfer student is admitted to the University.

Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: Society and Genetics 101, 105A, 105B, 108; 4 units from course 195CE, 196, or 199; and five courses (at least one of which must be a society and genetics course) from one of the following concentration areas:

Bioethics and Public Science Policy: Anthropology M134, 153P, M158Q, 181, 182, Asian American Studies 113, Bioengineering 165EW, Communication Studies 101, Disability Studies 101 or 101W, M121, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 176, Epidemiology 100, Gender Studies M114, 125, 134, M162, M164, 171A, Geography M109, M115, Global Studies 100A, 100B, History 180A, 180C, Honors Collegium 177, Philosophy 124, 125, 137, 150, 153A, 154, 154B, 155, C156, 157A, 157B, 170, Psychology 187C, Public Policy 103, Social Welfare 162, Society and Genetics M102, 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 143, 154, 156, 170. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of cell development, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology and genomics, physiology, and psychology and mental health.

Evolutionary Biology, Culture, and Behavior: Anthropology 121C, 124A, 124B, 124P, M125A, M127, 128A, M151, M158Q, 185A, 186P, Communication Studies 112, 116, M123W, 126, 148, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, C126, 129, 135, 175, 176, Gender Studies M114, M159, M162, M165, M167, Linguistics C135, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology CM156, Philosophy 137, M187, Psychology 110, 112A, 112B, 115, 160, Society and Genetics M102, 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 156. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of ecology and evolutionary biology, and psychology and mental health.

Historical and Social Studies of Science: Anthropology M125A, 153P, 181, 182, 185A, Asian American Studies 105, Bioengineering 165EW, Disability Studies 101 or 101W, M121, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 100, 120, C126, 130, 175, Environmental Health Sciences 100, C185A, C185B, Epidemiology 100, Gender Studies 134, M162, M164, M180B, Geography M109, M115, Global Studies 100A, 100B, History M151C, 179A, 179B, 180A, 180C, Honors Collegium 177, Human Genetics C144, Neurobiology M169, Philosophy 124, 125, 129, 130, 137, 155, Society and Genetics M102, 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology M138, 143, M148, 154, 156, 170. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of cell development, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology and genomics, physiology, and psychology and mental health.

Medicine and Public Health: Anthropology M134, Chicana and Chicano Studies CM106, Communication Studies 116, M123W, Computer Science CM121, Disability Studies 101 or 101W, M121, Epidemiology 100, Gender Studies M114, 125, M162, M164, M167, History M151C, Human Genetics C144, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 138, CM156, 172, Neurobiology M169, Neuroscience 180, Philosophy 150, 154, 154B, 155, C156, 157A, 157B, Psychology M107, 112B, 115, M117J, 127A, 129C, M140, Public Health 150, M160A, M160B, Social Welfare 162, Society and Genetics M102, 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 130, 132, 134, 143, 145, 154, 156, 170. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of cell development, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology and genomics, physiology, and psychology and mental health.

Population Genetics and History: Two courses from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 135, Human Genetics CM124, and Society and Genetics 120, and three courses from Ancient Near East 162, CM163, Anthropology 110P, 111, M140, M158Q, 181, 182, 186P, Asian American Studies 113, Computer Science CM121, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, 135, Gender Studies M162, M180B, History M108C, M151C, 164D, 180A, 180C, 191B through 191O, Honors Collegium M143, Human Genetics CM124, C144, Linguistics 110, 114, 127, 130, 132, M150, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 172, Psychology 160, Society and Genetics M102, 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 154, 156. See below for additional course options in the subfocus area of population genetics.

Each course must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of C- or better, and all courses must be completed with a cumulative minimum grade-point average of 2.0.

Optional Subfocus Areas

The subfocus options are designed and recommended for students who intend a career in medicine or allied health services or are planning to go on to graduate school in the life or health sciences. Students may select any subfocus option listed in their concentration area and complete three subfocus courses that may then be used to satisfy as many as three of the five courses required in their concentration area:

Cell Development: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 138, 165A, 168

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Three courses from Anthropology 121C, 124A, 124P, M125A, 128A, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 100, 116, 120, 121, C126, 129, 130, 135, 175, 176

Microbiology and Immunology: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 101, 185A, and one course from 103AL, 106, 107, 158, or 168

Molecular Biology and Genomics: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 144, 172, and one course from CM156, Human Genetics CM124, C144, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics C122, or 158

Physiology: Physiological Science 111A, 111B, and one course from 147, 149, or 177

Population Genetics: Two courses from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 135, Human Genetics CM124, Society and Genetics 120, and one course from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, or Human Genetics C144

Psychology and Mental Health: Three courses from Psychology M107, 112A, 112B, 115, M117J, 127A, 129C, 160

Human Biology and Society BS

Admission

Admission to the Human Biology and Society BS major is by application and competitive, using courses, grades, grade-point averages, and personal statements as minimum standards for consideration. Only a limited number of students are admitted each year. Applicants are not automatically accepted into the major.

Students must apply for major standing at the beginning of spring quarter of their sophomore year. Applications submitted after the spring quarter deadline are considered during fall quarter of the junior year only as space in the program permits. No applications are considered after fall quarter of the junior year.

Premajor standing is not required to apply for the major. A copy of the major application is available on the major website.

Human Biology and Society Premajor

Incoming freshmen may be admitted as premajors on acceptance to UCLA. All other students must first complete Society and Genetics 5, M71A, or M72A, and then contact the undergraduate counselor in 3360 Life Sciences to request premajor standing.

Preparation for the Major

Required Core: One course from Society and Genetics 5, M71A, or M72A.

Also required are Anthropology 7; Chemistry and Biochemistry 14A, 14B, 14BL, 14C, 14D (or 20A, 20B, 20L, 30A, 30AL, 30B); Mathematics 3A, 3B, 3C, and Statistics 10 or 13, or Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, and Statistics 10 or 13, or Life Sciences 30A, 30B, and Statistics 13; Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL, 4BL (or 6A, 6B, 6C); and two social theory courses from American Indian Studies M10, Anthropology 9, Asian American Studies 20, Gender Studies 10, General Education Clusters M1A through 80CW, Geography 3, History 3C, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 40, 50, 60, Philosophy 4, 6, 8, 22 or 22W, Public Policy 10A, Sociology 1, M5.

Students must also complete one of two life sciences sequences—either Life Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, and 23L OR 7A, 7B, 7C, 23L, and 107. They may not substitute courses in either sequence.

Each course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must complete all premajor courses with a cumulative minimum grade-point average of 2.5.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Human Biology and Society BS major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: one year of general biology with laboratory for majors, preferably equivalent to Life Sciences 1 and 2 OR 7A, 7B, and 7C, one year of calculus, one year of general chemistry with laboratory for majors, and one semester of organic chemistry with laboratory.

Transfer applicants must also complete at least two of the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: one statistics course, one anthropology human evolution course, and two introductory social sciences or history courses. A second semester of organic chemistry or one year of calculus-based physics is strongly recommended but not required for admission. Society and Genetics 5 must be taken at UCLA once a transfer student is admitted to the University.

Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: Society and Genetics M102, 105A, 105B, 108; 4 units from course 195CE, 196, or 199; and five courses (at least one of which must be a society and genetics course) from one of the following concentration areas:

Bioethics and Public Science Policy: Anthropology M134, 153P, M158Q, 181, 182, Asian American Studies 113, Bioengineering 165EW, Communication Studies 101, Disability Studies 101 or 101W, M121, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 176, Epidemiology 100, Gender Studies M114, 125, 134, M162, M164, 171A, Geography M109, M115, Global Studies 100A, 100B, History 180A, 180C, Honors Collegium 177, Philosophy 124, 125, 137, 150, 153A, 154, 154B, 155, C156, 157A, 157B, 170, Psychology 187C, Public Policy 103, Social Welfare 162, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 143, 154, 156, 170. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of cell development, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology and genomics, physiology, and psychology and mental health.

Evolutionary Biology, Culture, and Behavior: Anthropology 121C, 124A, 124B, 124P, M125A, M127, 128A, M151, M158Q, 185A, 186P, Communication Studies 112, 116, M123W, 126, 148, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, C126, 129, 135, 175, 176, Gender Studies M114, M159, M162, M165, M167, Linguistics C135, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology CM156, Philosophy 137, M187, Psychology 110, 112A, 112B, 115, 160, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 156. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of ecology and evolutionary biology, and psychology and mental health.

Historical and Social Studies of Science: Anthropology M125A, 153P, 181, 182, 185A, Asian American Studies 105, Bioengineering 165EW, Disability Studies 101 or 101W, M121, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 100, 120, C126, 130, 175, Environmental Health Sciences 100, C185A, C185B, Epidemiology 100, Gender Studies 134, M162, M164, M180B, Geography M109, M115, Global Studies 100A, 100B, History M151C, 179A, 179B, 180A, 180C, Honors Collegium 177, Human Genetics C144, Neurobiology M169, Philosophy 124, 125, 129, 130, 137, 155, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology M138, 143, M148, 154, 156, 170. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of cell development, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology and genomics, physiology, and psychology and mental health.

Medicine and Public Health: Anthropology M134, Chicana and Chicano Studies CM106, Communication Studies 116, M123W, Computer Science CM121, Disability Studies 101 or 101W, M121, Epidemiology 100, Gender Studies M114, 125, M162, M164, M167, History M151C, Human Genetics C144, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 138, CM156, 172, Neurobiology M169, Neuroscience 180, Philosophy 150, 154, 154B, 155, C156, 157A, 157B, Psychology M107, 112B, 115, M117J, 127A, 129C, M140, Public Health 150, M160A, M160B, Social Welfare 162, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 130, 132, 134, 143, 145, 154, 156, 170. See below for additional course options in the subfocus areas of cell development, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology and genomics, physiology, and psychology and mental health.

Population Genetics and History: Two courses from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 135, Human Genetics CM124, and Society and Genetics 120, and three courses from Ancient Near East 162, CM163, Anthropology 110P, 111, M140, M158Q, 181, 182, 186P, Asian American Studies 113, Computer Science CM121, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, 135, Gender Studies M162, M180B, History M108C, M151C, 164D, 180A, 180C, 191B through 191O, Honors Collegium M143, Human Genetics CM124, C144, Linguistics 110, 114, 127, 130, 132, M150, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 172, Psychology 160, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 195CE, 197, 199, Sociology 154, 156. See below for additional course options in the subfocus area of population genetics.

Each course must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of C- or better, and all courses must be completed with a cumulative minimum grade-point average of 2.0.

Optional Subfocus Areas

The subfocus options are designed and recommended for students who intend a career in medicine or allied health services or are planning to go on to graduate school in the life or health sciences. Students may select any subfocus option listed in their concentration area and complete three subfocus courses that may then be used to satisfy as many as three of the five courses required in their concentration area:

Cell Development: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 138, 165A, 168

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Three courses from Anthropology 121C, 124A, 124P, M125A, 128A, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 100, 116, 120, 121, C126, 129, 130, 135, 175, 176

Microbiology and Immunology: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 101, 185A, and one course from 103AL, 106, 107, 158, or 168

Molecular Biology and Genomics: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 144, 172, and one course from CM156, Human Genetics CM124, C144, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics C122, or 158

Physiology: Physiological Science 111A, 111B, and one course from 147, 149, or 177

Population Genetics: Two courses from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 135, Human Genetics CM124, Society and Genetics 120, and one course from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, or Human Genetics C144

Psychology and Mental Health: Three courses from Psychology M107, 112A, 112B, 115, M117J, 127A, 129C, 160

Honors Program

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 3.5 or better. For highest departmental honors, students must also take Society and Genetics 197 or 199 in which they write a research paper in their major concentration area and receive a grade of A or better.

Society and Genetics Minor

Admission to the Society and Genetics minor is by application and competitive, using courses, grades, grade-point averages, and personal statements as minimum standards for consideration. Applicants must be in their junior year and have an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better. Only a limited number of students are admitted each year. Applicants are not automatically accepted into the minor.

Students must apply for admission to the minor at the beginning of fall quarter of their junior year. No applications are considered after that.

Information about the application process is available at the minor website and by consultation with the undergraduate counselor in 3360 Life Sciences.

Required Upper Division Courses (30 to 34 units): Society and Genetics 101 (or, if Life Sciences 4 or 107 has been completed, one course from the approved list of electives), M102, 191S, and at least four additional upper division elective courses (minimum 16 units) from the approved list.

The approved list of upper division elective courses includes Anthropology 111, 112, 124A, 124B, 124P, 128A, 131, M140, M158Q, 186P, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 120, 121, 180A, 180B, Gender Studies M114, 134, M162, M180B, Geography M153, History 179B, M180B, 180C, 191I, Honors Collegium M152, Human Genetics C144, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M114, Linguistics M146, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics CM156, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology CM156, Philosophy 153A, 154B, 155, C156, Psychology M140, Public Policy 103, Society and Genetics 120, 121, 130, 131, M133, M140, 160, 161, 162, 163, 175, 180, 188, 197, 199, Social Welfare M140, Sociology 143, M162, 170.

Students may petition to have a course not on the approved list applied toward the four-course elective requirement. Consult the undergraduate counselor in 3360 Life Sciences.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.