- 13-Year Educational Systems: If pre-university education is 13 years long in your country, you must complete all 13 years before entering UC Davis. You must graduate from secondary school in your country earning a certificate of completion that enables you to attend a university in your country. Admission to UC Davis is not offered prior to completion of the 13th year.
You will begin your studies with foundation courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The broad nature of the major allows you to take upper-division coursework in many different aspects of the biological sciences, such as molecular biology and genetics, animal behavior, plant growth and development, bioinformatics, marine biology, forensics, and microbiology. Candidates for the bachelor of arts will also study the history and philosophy of biological science and the diversity of the animal, plant and microbial kingdoms.