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General Biology at University of California - Santa Barbara

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General Biology at University of California - Santa Barbara

What traits are you looking for in a biology school? To help you decide if University of California - Santa Barbara is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's biology program.

UCSB is located in Santa Barbara, California and has a total student population of 26,314. 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 biology major at UCSB is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for General Biology. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

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

59% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 352 biology students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from UCSB, about 41% were men and 59% were women. The typical biology bachelor's degree program is made up of only 35% men. So male students are more repesented at UCSB since its program graduates 6% more men than average.

UCSB Gender Breakdown of General Biology Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 13% 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.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Biology Majors at University of California - Santa Barbara
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 106
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 57
White 140
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

UCSB also has a doctoral program available in biology. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

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
Medical Scientists 26,080 $102,550
Biological Scientists 11,010 $91,340
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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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