Academic Majors and Minors
Here are some of the majors and minors available in this field of study:
Most Popular Majors
- Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
- Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
- Physiological Science
- Computational and Systems Biology
- Ecology, Behavior and Evolution
- Human Biology and Society
- Biomedical Research
- Conservation Biology
- Evolutionary Medicine
- Food Studies
- Society and Genetics
Here are a few examples of growing areas in this field of study:
Ongoing technological innovations, including improvements in lab tests and developments in genomics, are projected to spur 27% growth in this field by 2028.
Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners
An increased emphasis on preventive care and demand for healthcare services from the aging baby-boom population is predicted to lead to 31% growth in these career options by 2028.
This field is projected to grow 31% by 2028 due to an increase in the aging population, which means a greater need for those who provide preventative care and treat the sick.
Here are a few examples of areas where this exciting field of study is growing and developing.
- Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
- Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
- Environmental Coordinator
- Food Scientist
- Industrial Hygienist
- Laboratory Manager
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals
- Quality Assurance Director
UCLA offers many resources for deepening your knowledge in your chosen field, including hundreds of research centers, institutes and labs that encourage collaboration across disciplines. Here are a few of the many options in this area:
UCLA Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences
The hallmark of the QCBio faculty, who represent more than 12 departments and a broad range of biological and biomedical research areas, is to support quantitative and computational biosciences research, training and education.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Gardens
The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a living museum with special collections designed to assist the undergraduate teaching mission at UCLA and to augment the capability for research on campus.
La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science
The La Kretz Center helps preserve California’s biodiversity and ecosystems through research, education and public programs.
Located right on campus, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is ranked the No. 6 hospital in the nation. Undergraduate and graduate students are involved at the hospital as volunteers and researchers.