UC Davis Biotech-Related Undergraduate Majors, Minors and Resources

Biotech-Related Undergraduate Majors & Minors at UC Davis

UC Davis is a STEM powerhouse for undergraduate degrees in the life sciences and engineering. We have four academic colleges offering a variety of majors that provide foundational knowledge and technical skills underlying biotechnology innovations. The subset of 39 majors listed below are most closely aligned with academic departments and faculty working on biotech-related research.

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
College of Biological Sciences
College of Engineering
College of Letters and Sciences

Biotech Club at UC Davis

UC Davis undergraduates...interested in biotechnology and want to meet people of similar interests? Check out the Biotechnology Club at UC Davis Facebook page to share and connect with many others! All event dates and times are posted at the Facebook Group page, so check the site on a regular basis! The club is open to all currently enrolled UC Davis undergraduates. Past activities have included biotech industry tours, seminars by academic and industry scientists, and resume-writing and internship workshops. Club meetings and activities are announced on Facebook, and via the official listserv. All currently enrolled undergraduates are welcome to attend. To join the club and receive listserv announcements for upcoming activities, please email ucdbiotechclub at ucdavis dot edu.

Undergraduate Research at UC Davis

The best way to investigate potential career paths is to obtain "hands-on" training. Students reaching their junior or senior years should pursue independent research experiences, in order to benefit from the rich training resources available at UC Davis. The Undergraduate Research Center is a campus hub for assisting students in the process.

Biotech Research Facilities and Resources at UC Davis

UC Davis has a number of nationally and internationally renowned programs and facilities that harness the tools of biotechnology to identify and meet global challenges. Below are a subset of the resources UC Davis brings to the table in the scientific quest for improved health & nutrition, food security and the sustainable use of natural resources. In addition, the Office of Research oversees a number of Organized Research Units (ORUs), Special Research Programs (SRPs) and Campus Research Core Facilities that may be used by all campus researchers.