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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 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.

Ranking Type Rank
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

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 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.

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

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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