Seven-Course Breadth: Biological Science

What is Biological Science Breadth?

The Biological Sciences breadth requirement is intended to introduce students to the diversity of life on all scales (e.g., molecular genetics, structural biochemistry, ecosystems, and evolution). Courses that satisfy the Biological Sciences requirement use a combination of observation, hypothesis-driven data analysis and experimentation.

Course Options at Berkeley to Fulfill Biological Science Breadth

Below are the current lists of Berkeley course options that are approved to fulfill Biological Science. Please review the list that includes the term you plan to complete this breadth requirement. 

Eligible Courses for Biological Science Breadth for Spring  and Summer 2018. To find out which courses are offered, use the Class Schedule.

Biological Science Course Options for fall 2017

Biological Science Course Options for fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017*

Breadth courses approved for Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) participants are listed on the FPF website.   

*Please note that prior to spring 2017 the following departments had blanket approval for most of their courses for Biological Science breadth: Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cell BiologyBeginning in spring 2017, these departments  NO LONGER have blanket approvalBe sure to review the Biological Science Course Options lists to confirm completion of this breadth area.


 LOOKING FOR A BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE BREADTH LIST PRIOR TO FALL 2016? Please see the main page for Seven-Course Breadth.