University of California-Merced

The University of California - Merced (UCM or UC Merced) is a public research university emphasizing interdisciplinary research in the fields of engineering, math, social sciences, and natural sciences. UC Merced is the newest university in the University of California System, having opened in 2005.

UC Merced comprises three undergraduate schools: the School of Natural Sciences, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Engineering. Together, these schools offer 19 undergraduate majors and 22 minors.

Additionally, UC Merced offers 11 graduate programs through the UC Merced Graduate Division. Graduate students may pursue programs in the following disciplines: environmental systems, physics and chemistry, quantitative and systems biology, world cultures, applied mathematics, cognitive and information sciences, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, psychology, electrical engineering and computer science, biological engineering and small-scale technologies, and social and cognitive sciences.

In addition to its academic offerings, UC Merced offers an intercollegiate athletic program, with sponsored teams (men's and women's) in basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. These teams compete in the California Pacific Conference of the NAIA.

The University of California recently launched a series of new online courses that are available to UC Merced students.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (209) 228-4400
Address: 5200 North Lake Road, Merced, California 95343-5603
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 4,900+ undergrad, 260+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 6,945
Out-of-State Tuition $ 29,629
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Management Science
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
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