Human Biology Major UC Davis

Human Biology

College of Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science

The human biology major will provide students with a broad biological understanding of our species, from molecules, genes, and cells to tissues, organ systems and organism/environment interactions. The curriculum includes classes on the basic principles that help us understand normal human physiology, human health, and the molecular basis of disease. 


Major Requirements

The human biology majors requires coursework in biological science, general chemistry, organic chemistry, mathematics, physics, microbiology, and neurobiology, physiology and behavior. 

Contact Information

Degree Outcomes


  • Physician
  • Biotechnologist
  • Professor
  • Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Physical therapist
  • Public administrator
  • Researcher

Graduate Study

  • Public health
  • Biotechnology
  • Public policy
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy

Alumni Employers

  • The Human Biology major opened Fall 2021. We’ll have more information on alumni employers once the first class graduates!
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