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The Robinson Life Science, Business, and Entrepreneurship ("LSBE") Program combines the strengths of the Biosciences Division in the College of Letters and Science and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Students complete all academic requirements for both degrees.

In addition, students will take an Intro to Biotech course their 1st year and complete a senior year capstone project. Intro to Biotech is a prerequisite course designed specifically for students exploring the LSBE Program and is only offered Spring semester.

Prerequisite Courses

LSBE students must meet all curriculum requirements for both the BS in Business Administration and the BA in Molecular and Cell Biology, Integrative Biology, or Neuroscience.
Program Prerequisite           Haas Prerequisites  Molecular and Cell Biology Prerequisites Integrative Biology Prerequisites Neuroscience Prerequisites
Intro to Biotech R1A (or equivalent) Chem 1A Chem 1A Chem 1A
R1B (or equivalent) Chem 1AL Chem 1AL Chem 1AL
Math 1A Chem 3A Biology 1A Biology 1A
Math 1B Chem 3AL Biology 1AL Biology 1AL
Statistics (Stat 20/W21/21, or Data C8 with Data C88s or UGBA/Stat 88) Chem 3B Bio 1B Physics 8A
ECON 1 or 2 Bio 1A Physics 8A Physics 8B
UGBA 10X Bio 1AL IB 77A or 77B

Note that Chem 3BL, Bio 1B, and Physics 8A and 8B do not appear under "Molecular and Cell Biology Prerequisites" because they are not required to declare the major. However, they are still required to complete the Molecular and Cell Biology degree.

The prerequisites for Haas AND Molecular and Cell Biology OR Integrative Biology OR Neuroscience should be completed by the end of sophomore Spring Semester. Read more about the Haas prerequisite courses and requirements to declare Molecular and  Cell Biology, declare Integrative Biology, or declare Neuroscience (major launching in Fall 2024).

Please note: Once you have started at UC Berkeley, that all Haas prerequisites (on the left of the table) must be taken here at UC Berkeley. If you have transferred in credit from a community college or test credit from before coming to Cal, LSBE will honor that for your prerequisites.

Academic Planning Sheet

Need help keeping track of what courses you need to complete? Feel free to use our Academic Planning Sheet. Using this resource, you could make a tentative plan for your courses and check off the ones you have completed. Individual advising or other planning resources are available for those seeking it at HaasMolecular and Cell BiologyNeuroscience, and Integrative Biology