Quarterly Enrollment Updates


Unless noted below, all courses will have an auto-enroll wait list, check your student portal for your 2nd-Pass Enrollment appointment.  Wait lists do not become available until second pass enrollment.

All students enrolled, waitlisted, or seeking a seat in courses MUST attend the first class meeting.  To retain a seat in your classes, you must attend the first class meeting. Instructors may administratively drop anyone who does not attend.

  • Courses located in “CoastBio” rooms are held at the Coastal Biology Building. 
  • Courses located in “Lg Discovery” rooms are held at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
  • Courses located in “Ocean Health” rooms are held at the Ocean Health Building
  • These facilities are located at UCSC’s Coastal Science CampusThey are not located on the main campus. Please carefully check the location of your courses when planning your schedule.


BIOE 19: Biodiversity in the Age of Humans. New lower division course for spring 2019. Enrollment restricted to frosh and first year transfer students.

BIOE 75: Scientific Diving. For information, see Scientific Diving Program. Application and equipment list due March 1. Questions can be directed to the instructor: Steve Clabuesch srclabue@ucsc.edu

BIOE 82:  Intro to Field Research and Conservation.  Interested in taking a 2-unit largely outdoor field course this spring?  Enrollment by application and permission of instructor.   Course details and link to questionnaire application available. Apply by March 1. Questions can be directed to the instructor: Gage Dayton  ghdayton@ucsc.edu

BIOE 128L:  Field Methods for Large Marine Vertebrates
Students in this course will learn about a variety of field methods used by researchers studying seals, sea lion, whales, and seabirds.  Students will also participate in elephant seal research at Ano Nuevo Reserve!  Due to the unique format of the class, it is limited to a small number of students. Application Deadline: March 1  https://tinyurl.com/yyleuobs

Questions can be directed to the instructor:  patrick.robinson@ucsc.edu

BIOE 183W:  Students may enroll directly but must have faculty sponsor arranged and completed undergraduate research contract on file with the department by first class meeting.

BIOE 182F, 183L, 193, 193F & 195:  Courses are offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.  These courses do not appear in the schedule of classes.  Enrollment via undergraduate research contract.  For details on courses, including prerequisites, see undergraduate research courses.