Academics

65 graduate programs, 64 undergraduate majors, and 41 minors, with access to world-class teachers and facilities.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) impact on campus access

Campus access may be limited in response to COVID-19 concerns.

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year.

It is not possible to know at this time whether the COVID-19 pandemic will result in changes to operations in student housing and residential life in Academic Year 2020-2021. Consequently, we are not offering a housing guarantee.

Undergraduate Majors, Courses

The campus offers undergraduate students 64 majors in the fields of Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Physical & Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Graduate Programs

More than 60 degree tracks in over 65 graduate programs, located 40 minutes away from Silicon Valley and next door to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Divisions & Departments

Departments are organized within the Arts, Humanities, Physical & Biological Sciences, and Social Sciences divisions; and the Baskin School of Engineering.

UCSC's Course Catalog

Updates to UCSC's Course Catalog are available online. Quarterly updates to course and program information are also reflected in the Schedule of Classes.

University Library

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.

About UCSC

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.

Academic Divisions

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The Colleges

UCSC residential learning colleges provide students with academic support, activities, and events that enhance the intellectual and social life of the campus.

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