Graduate Studies

The Division of Biological Sciences offers 2 distinct graduate programs:

The UC San Diego Biological Sciences program is a partnership between the Division of Biological Sciences and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This creates a powerful and closely linked intellectual community, unified by the broad discipline of biological sciences.

Our programs boast over 100 faculty who provide a supportive and stimulating environment to enable highly talented individuals to develop the skills and experience necessary to become world-class scientists.


Graduate News

Chandler Puritty

Black Student Union Honors Campus EDI Champion

With PhD in hand, Chandler Puritty reflects on her UC San Diego experiences and new models of success for underrepresented students

Inward and outward. Looking back upon the keys to her success, Chandler Puritty looks inward. Now, the newly minted Biological Sciences PhD looks outward in the hopes that future students, and in particular those who come from underrepresented sectors of society, can similarly find success and thrive in academia.