Prospective Students

Information for Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in neuroscience at UCLA! Please email the Neuroscience Academic Advisors (neurosci@ucla.edu) if you have any specific questions about the Neuroscience major or minor.

If you have questions about the admissions process, please direct your questions to the UCLA Admissions Office.


Transfer Applicants

Transfer students with 60 or more semester units (90+ quarter units) should complete the following courses prior to admission to UCLA:

* 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

* a second semester of organic chemistry OR one year of calculus-based physics HIGHLY recommended but not required

California community college students should use ASSIST at http://www.assist.org 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 most students take a class or two in summer school.

2) Subscribe your email to the Neuroscience Mailing List at New Student Orientation over summer OR by emailing neurosci@ucla.edu.  

3) Make sure to follow us on social media! You can find us under @ucla_undergrad_neuroscience on Instagram and UCLA Undergraduate Neuroscience IDP on Facebook.