The UCI School of Biological Sciences has four departments to reflect different fields within the Biological Sciences. Each department ranks in the top 20 percent or higher of national institutions according to National Research Council data. Additionally, every department has a comprehensive series of core courses for undergraduates that reflect the ever-expanding field of biological sciences. The departments include: Developmental and Cell Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Neurobiology and Behavior.
Our Faculty and students collaborate with many other units on campus to help further research in important fields. The research centers and institutes that have significant participation from Biological Sciences faculty are either school centers, campus organized research units, system-wide centers or state-wide centers. Learn more about each department below: