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What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes

The Human Biology and Society major has the following learning outcomes:

Demonstrated strong foundation of knowledge in social science and evolutionary biology and genetics

Skills to critically analyze and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data and social biological theories

Formulation of effective and convincing written and oral arguments that integrate biological and social evidence

Demonstrated broad comprehension of mathematical, physical, and life sciences as preparation for medical school

Work well in multidisciplinary teams

Skills at communicating across disciplines and leveraging knowledge from multiple perspectives

Demonstrated proficiency in at least one area of concentration at the interface between biology and society

Integration of ethical, legal, and societal concerns in planning, conducting, and assessing research

Use of societal and biological information to critically assess complex real-world problems and to employ interdisciplinary skills to help solve them

Use of societal and biological information to critically assess complex real-world problems and to employ interdisciplinary skills to help solve them

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,754.00 per year
Given fee is for nonresident supplemental tuition; University Fees: USD $13,239
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 550 in paper based TOEFL. Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants, whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A competitive score is 7 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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