Berkeley Biosciences Study Abroad (BBSA)

Study Bioscience at the University of California, Berkeley

The Berkeley Biosciences Study Abroad (BBSA) program is a unique opportunity for students from around the world to study for 1-2 semesters at the globally top-ranked University of California, Berkeley. 

Experience innovative teaching and research, learn alongside diverse and passionate fellow students, and be energized by the dynamic environment of Berkeley, California and the Bay Area in one powerful study abroad opportunity!


Bioscience at UC Berkeley

Integrative Biology
Study in the #1 ranked program for Evolution and Ecology, with opportunities to explore biological phenomena at many levels, from molecules and genes, to full ecosystems. Learn from leading researchers in Bioinformatics, Biomechanics, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Endocrinology, Evolution and Development, Genetics and Genomics, Physiology, Phylogenetics, Paleontology, and more. 

The Integrative Biology department also offers BBSA students the opportunity to participate in Field Lab courses in the local California environment; a rare chance to design and perform experiments and collections in the field alongside the top faculty in their fields. 

Learn about IB courses here:

Molecular and Cell Biology
Renowned for cutting-edge research and student-centered teaching, the MCB department at UC Berkeley is generating some of the world’s most innovative breakthroughs, and training the next generations’ scientific leaders. 

BBSA students take courses in six MCB divisions: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology; Cell Biology, Development and Physiology; Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development; Immunology and Molecular Medicine; Neurobiology; and Molecular Therapeutics.

Learn more about MCB courses here: Lower Division and Upper Division


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