Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution B.S.
Required: Life Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4; Chemistry and Biochemistry 14A, 14B, 14BL, 14C, 14CL, and 14D, or 20A, 20B, 20L, 30A, 30AL, 30B, and 30BL; Mathematics 3A, 3B, and 3C, or 31A, 31B, and 32A (31A, 31B, and 32A must be taken to satisfy the calculus requirement); Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL, and 4BL, or 6A, 6B, and 6C; Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution M22. Statistics 13.
All core curriculum courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better and must be completed with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Students receiving a grade below C- in two core curriculum courses, either in separate courses or repetitions of the same course, are subject to dismissal from the major.
To be admitted as Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution majors, transfer students 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, one year of calculus, one year of general chemistry with laboratory for majors, and one semester of organic chemistry with laboratory. A second semester of organic chemistry or one year of calculus-based physics is strongly recommended but not required for admission.
Required: One morphology and systematics course (Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 103, 105, 110, or 130); one physiology course (Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 146, 162, or M166); or 167); one additional laboratory course (Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 103, 105, 110, 136, 146, 162, M166, 167, or 181); three ecology, behavior, and evolution courses (Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution C119, 120, 122, 129, C135); one field quarter consisting of two to four courses from the Field Biology Quarter (FBQ), Marine Biology Quarter (MBQ), or equivalent; Chemistry and Biochemistry 153A, 153L; two or more upper division courses in chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics (except Mathematics 106), microbiology, organismic biology, ecology, and evolution (except Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 192, 199I), 195), or physics (recommended: taxon-oriented courses such as Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 111, 112, 113A, 114, 114A, C115, 152; other courses in ecological, behavioral, and evolutionary processes such as Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 116, 117, 122, M127, 128, C134A, in addition to courses listed above).
Courses offered as part of the Field Biology Quarter (FBQ) are open to all qualified students, but strict priority is given to students who are Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution majors, are graduating seniors, have taken a broad range of ecology, behavior, and evolution coursework, and have maintained a high grade-point average.
Courses applied toward requirements for preparation for the major and the major must be taken for a letter grade. Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution majors must earn a C- or better in each course taken as preparation for the major, and at least a 2.0 (C) overall average in all courses applied toward the major.
As requisites for the Marine Biology Quarter, students must have a 3.0 overall grade-point average and have taken Statistics 10 or equivalent. Preference for the Marine Biology Quarter is given to Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution and Marine Biology majors. It is strongly recommended that students complete Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution C109 or C215 prior to applying for the Marine Biology Quarter.