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Information for Prospective Students
We appreciate your interest in UCLA’s neuroscience program; if you have any questions, please email the academic advisors at neuroscience@ucla. If you have any particular inquiries about the Neuroscience major or minor, contact (edu).
If you have questions about the admissions process, please direct your questions to the UCLA Admissions Office.
Before being admitted to UCLA, transfer students with 60 or more semester units (90 quarter units) should finish the following courses:
* one year of general biology with laboratory
* one year of general chemistry with laboratory
* one year of calculus
*one semester of organic chemistry with laboratory
* It is HIGHLY recommended but not necessary to take a second semester of organic chemistry OR a year of calculus-based physics.
California community college students should use ASSIST (http://www.assist.org) or Transferology (https://www.transferology.com/index.htm) to find course equivalencies between UCLA and the institution they are transferring from. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is highly recommended. If you are unable to complete IGETC, please see the General Education Articulation Agreement for your community college.
All students wishing to transfer to UCLA must follow the admissions guidelines found at www.admissions.ucla.edu. Please keep in mind that applications are only accepted once a year during the month of November for entrance in the following Fall Quarter. Please remember that the Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program does not review individual applications.
PLEASE NOTE: Demand for the life science majors significantly exceeds space available. Because these majors require the completion of extensive preparatory coursework prior to transfer, you must be admitted directly into a life science major; you will not be able to change from a non-life science major after admission to UCLA. This includes double-majoring. Please visit this website for helpful information: Transfer Admission Guide List
Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Congratulations and welcome to UCLA!
1) The best thing you can do is to sign up for an Orientation Session in the summer (First Year or Transfer). You will get lots of information about UCLA and the Neuroscience major. For incoming transfer students, it is possible to finish the requirements in two years, but some students take a class or two in summer school.
2) Sign up for the Neuroscience Mailing List at the summertime New Student Orientation OR by sending an email to neurosci@ucla. edu.
3) Be sure to follow UCLA Undergraduate Neuroscience IDP on social media! You can find us there and on Instagram at @ucla_undergrad_neuroscience.
Ranking My UCLA Neuroscience/Pre-Med Classes! (Junior Year)
Is UCLA good for neuroscience?
UCLA is in the top 10% of the country for neurobiology More specifically it was ranked #12 out of 219 schools by College Factual. It is also ranked #2 in California.
What is a good GPA for neuroscience major?
Although extensive research experience may compensate for slightly lower grades, you should aim for a minimum GPA of 3. 0 GPA for masters programs and 3. 3 for PhD programs.
Is neuroscience a popular major?
With the number of bachelor’s degree holders in this field more than doubling in the last ten years, neuroscience is becoming a more and more popular undergraduate major. Over 200 colleges offered the major in 2012, when there were over 3700 graduates. By 2020, there will be over 8800 graduates.
Is Neuroscience an easy major?
Because the foundational subjects like biology, chemistry, and mathematics are difficult, neuroscience is difficult. Earning a Ph. D. or MD in Neuroscience also necessitates students to spend a lot more time in school. Being in the medical industry, a graduate degree in neuroscience can also be expensive.