UC Davis College of Biological Sciences

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The UC Davis College of Biological Sciences
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Established 2005
Type Public
Dean James E.K. Hildreth
Academic staff
130 faculty members
Students 5,764 students (5,290 Undergraduate; 474 Graduate)
Location Davis and Sacramento, CA,, U.S.
Website biosci.ucdavis.edu

The University of California, Davis College of Biological Sciences (commonly referred to by students as the “CBS”) was established in 2005 and is one of four colleges and five schools on the campus of the University of California, Davis. Davis is the only UC campus that boasts a college dedicated solely to the study of biology, and is among only very few colleges in the US to have such an institution. The CBS offers nine undergraduate and graduate (M.S. or Ph.D) degrees, six undergraduate minors, and many classes and programs at the university. The majors housed in the CBS were previously part of the Division of Biological Sciences since 1971.[1]

In 2011, James E.K Hildreth became Dean of the college.[2]

Its undergraduate majors include:

  1. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Cell Biology
  5. Evolution and Ecology
  6. Exercise Biology
  7. Genetics
  8. Microbiology
  9. Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB)
  10. Plant Biology

UC Davis' biology programs are consistently ranked in the top ten in the nation, with its Genetics and Evolution and Ecology programs frequently ranked as best in the U.S.

Biological Sciences is the most popular major at UC Davis, and 1/4 of the students at the university are within the CBS. In addition, the National Sciences Federation has ranked UC Davis #1 among UC campuses and #13 nationwide for funding on the biology field.[3]

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