Academic Planning

Below are the steps and resources you need to develop a plan.

Please refer to this page for information about the Biology BS or Biology minor:


1.  Download an Academic Planner (PDF)

2.  Understand your catalog rights:

"Catalog Rights" provide you with the option of following your majors requirements in effect the year you entered UCSC, or the option to select the requirements established in a subsequent year.  Keep in mind that you must follow one catalog year in it's entirety.  For clarification see the Registrar's information on Catalog Rights.

3.  Download Major Checklist (PDF)

4.  Determine if you are qualified:

4.  Reference these sample academic plans

5.  It is important to account for prerequisites and when courses are offered.  You can find both prerequisite and course offering information under our Enrollment section for these relevant disciplines:

For more information about developing an academic plan, see the Undergraduate Advising information: Devising a Four Year Plan