Natural Sciences Major Requirements

Students will begin the major by completing lower division preparatory curriculum:

  • One year of Calculus (Mathematics 16A, 16B, 16C or 17A, 17B, 17C or 21A, 21B, 21C)
  • One year of Chemistry (Chemistry 2A, 2B, 2C)
  • Geology 2, 3, 3L, 50L, 60
  • One year of Biological Sciences (Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C)
  • One year of Physics (Physics 7A, 7B, 7C or 9A, 9B, 9C)
  • One quarter of Statistics (Statistics 100)

After completing the lower division science courses, students will choose a Field of Concentration, and then a different Supplementary Field from the following four areas:  

  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • Physics

For the full catalog listing, please visit http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/natsci/natscireqt.html

Sample Study Plan

Year

Fall

Winter

Spring

1

CHE 2A
MAT 16A
GEL 2

CHE 2B
MAT 16B
GEL 3 & 3L

CHE 2C
MAT 16C
BIS 2A

2

BIS 2B
PHY 7A
GEL 60

BIS 2C
PHY 7B
GEL 50L

STA 100
PHY 7C
Concentration

3

Concentration
Concentration
Supplement

Concentration
Concentration
Supplement

Concentration
Concentration
Supplement

4

Concentration
Concentration
Supplement

Concentration
Supplement

Concentration
Supplement