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Incoming Freshmen

Welcome to the College of Biological Sciences!

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, welcome to the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis. We are excited to have you join our college and want to make every effort to facilitate your transition to the university and to ensure your success as a student.

We are all privileged to be part of this highly respected institution, and you have made an excellent decision to enter this environment of academic excellence.

As a student at UC Davis, your personal dedication, as well as the commitment of the faculty and staff, are required to maintain our high level of scholarship. Your success will depend on your attitude, motivation and commitment. Many opportunities are available to you that will allow you to enrich your academic career here. Your willingness to engage fully in the academic experience and your involvement in the opportunities available are critical factors in determining your success at the university.

Upon admission to UC Davis all incoming students are expected to attend Orientation for incoming freshmen and transfer students. The Orientation program provides essential information and guidance for new students and special registration sessions to assist students with course selection for their first quarter at UC Davis.

Planning your First Quarter

If you are registering without the benefit of Orientation the following pages offer pertinent information about planning your academic schedule and provide information about degree requirements in the College of Biological Sciences.

Units per Quarter

Chemistry Courses

Math Courses

Placement Exams

English, General Education Courses, & Electives