Welcome to the MCD Biology Undergraduate Program!

The Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Department offers three bachelor of science degrees, the following links provide a step-by-step guide to completing each major...

In addition, the department co-sponsors the following interdisciplinary programs: a Biology BA, a Biology BA with education concentration, and a Biology BS with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

New Freshmen
New freshman should review our Getting Started for Freshmen section.  Our Freshmen Orientation provides a comprehensive introduction to the majors.  Freshmen who have already attended orientation, but need a refresher on enrollment, should reference our Freshmen Enrollment Guide; for information on enrolling in any and all PBSci courses, see our Enrollment section.

New Transfer Students
Transfer students that have registered for the coming year should review our Transfer Orientation which provides a step-by-step guide to transitioning to an MCD major.

Prospective Transfer Students
Transfer students planning on attending UCSC and pursuing one of the MCD majors should review both our Transfer Admissions and Transfer Preparation information.

Enrollment
For information on getting enrolled in a science or math course, see our Enrollment section; enrollment information, the class schedule, and the course catalog are available for each discipline.

Need help?  
If after reviewing the information provided within these pages you still need help navigating your major, contact MCD Advising.