Academics | Where you can excel in over 60 majors in 30 fields of study with access to world-class teachers and facilities.
The campus offers undergraduate students 63 majors in the fields of Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Physical & Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences.
UC Santa Cruz graduate students earn advanced degrees in 34 fields. They are encouraged to explore the connections between their field and others.
Departments are organized within the Arts, Humanities, Physical & Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences divisions; and the Baskin School of Engineering.
Updates to UCSC's Course Catalog are available online. Quarterly updates to course and program information are also reflected in the Schedule of Classes.
UCSC's libraries are at the heart of the university, state-of-the-art technological research facilities designed for collaborative learning in the 21st century.
- December 2, 2013 Student robotics competition on December 5 features 'Ender's Game' theme
- November 1, 2013 UCSC well represented at upcoming Santa Cruz Film Festival
- October 31, 2013 Biologist Manuel Ares receives Outstanding Faculty Award
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.