Welcome to the MCD Biology Undergraduate Program!

The Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department offers four bachelor of science degrees and a minor:

  • Human Biology BS
  • Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology BS
  • Neuroscience BS
  • Global and Community Health BS
  • Biology BS
  • Biology Minor

In addition, the department co-sponsors the following interdisciplinary program: Biology BA. 

New Freshmen
New freshman should review our Getting Started for Freshmen section. Our Freshmen Orientation provides a comprehensive introduction to the majors. Freshmen who have already completed orientation, but need a refresher on enrollment, should reference our Freshmen Enrollment Guide. 

New Prospective Transfer Students
Transfer students planning on attending UCSC should review both the Transfer Admissions and Transfer Preparation information. Transfer students that have registered for the coming year should review the Transfer Orientation, which is an essential guide to transitioning to life at UCSC as a MCD Biology-sponsored major.

For information on getting enrolled in a science or math course, see our Enrollment section; enrollment information, the class schedule, and the course catalog are available for each discipline.

Need help?  
If after reviewing the information provided within these pages you still need help navigating your major, contact MCD Advising.