LS Advising

Seven-Course Breadth: Biological Science

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.


To resume your studies in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) after withdrawing or after being absent for one or more semesters, you must submit an Application for Readmission. The College does not allow students to earn a second Bachelor's degree.

Note: The readmission deadline for Fall 2018 is June 1, 2018.  Students can mail their applications if they’re out of the area, and we will accept the June 1 postmark on the envelope.


Students who do not meet the terms of academic probation may be dismissed from the College. This is not necessarily the end of a student's academic career at UC Berkeley. Many strong students have been dismissed and have been able to return and graduate from Berkeley. In order to resume studies at Berkeley, students will need to be readmitted by the Deans' Conference.

Advisers of Color (UC) research sources

Tara Young, College Adviser conducted the second UC-wide convenience-sample survey on advisors of color in Feb 2017.  

Its 2 goals:  a) do advisers of color help the retention of students​/improve the student experience?, and b) to understand any distinctions about advisers of color. The first survey was conducted in Jan 2016.  


Tara Young

College Adviser

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
August 2012

Academic Probation

Academic probation is a serious matter. Students who do not clear academic probation by the end of the next semester (fall or spring) of enrollment will be subject to dismissal by the College of Letters & Science. It is very important for students to meet with a College Adviser to understand their academic status and make sure they are aware of the steps they should take to return to good academic standing.

Christina Teller

Assistant Director

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising in:
October 2014

B.A. Psychology, UCLA
M.A. Education, UC Berkeley
Ed.D. Organization & Leadership, University of San Francisco

Transfer Credit

General Guidelines

In many cases, it is possible to satisfy unit or course curriculum requirements with course work from other campuses. Be sure to check with the office responsible for the requirement to seek transfer credit approval before enrolling elsewhere. Additional general information on transfer credit is available on the Office of the Registrar website. 

Seven-Course Breadth Requirement

To fulfill Seven-Course Breadth at Berkeley follow these guidelines:

Advising Calendar

Many calendars and deadlines govern university life, such as L&S Deadline Dates.   Our Google calender (right) lists our advising programs which can support academic success at Berkeley.



Change of College workshops
Learn about the criteria and procedures for Change of College into L&S. Workshops begin on time - no late admittance.