General Biology at University of California - Santa Barbara
UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 25,057. Of the 6,327 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of California - Santa Barbara in 2019, 352 of them were general biology majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in General Biology section at the bottom of this page.
UCSB General Biology Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
UCSB General Biology Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the biology progam at UCSB compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
In terms of overall quality, College Factual ranked the biology major at UCSB at 86 out of the 630 colleges and universities that were analyzed in the report. This puts the program in the top 15% of the nation. It is also ranked as the #9 school in California.
|Best General Biology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||177|
|Highest Paid General Biology Graduates||185|
|Best General Biology Colleges for Veterans||225|
|Most Focused Colleges for General Biology||512|
Earnings of UCSB Biology Graduates
The median salary of biology students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCSB is $30,100. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 9% higher than the national average of $27,600 for all biology bachelor's degree recipients.
Biology Student Demographics at UCSB
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the biology majors at University of California - Santa Barbara.
UCSB General Biology Bachelor’s Program
Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% more racial-ethnic minorities in its biology bachelor's program than the national average.*
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in biology.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||9|
|Hispanic or Latino||57|
- Neurobiology & Neurosciences
- Physiology & Pathology Sciences
- Pharmacology & Toxicology
- Microbiological Sciences & Immunology
Careers That Biology Grads May Go Into
A degree in biology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Santa Barbara.
|Occupation||Jobs in CA||Average Salary in CA|
|High School Teachers||112,960||$80,510|
|Natural Sciences Managers||7,870||$168,790|
|Biological Science Professors||4,360||$128,370|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Nandaro under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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