University of California-Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz or UCSC) is a public university located in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of ten campuses in the University of California system.

There are 63 undergraduate majors and 35 minors, and 33 graduate programs offered by UC Santa Cruz. Among the university's more popular undergraduate majors: Business Management Economics, Psychology, Art, and Molecular and Cell Biology. UC Santa Cruz offers a range of traditional academic programs, as well as many distinctive interdisciplinary programs, such as Environmental Studies, Digital Arts and New Media, American Studies, Visual Studies, Feminist Studies, and History of Consciousness.

UC Santa Cruz recently established a joint program in which students may earn a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years (instead of the typical seven). This 3+3 BA/JD Program, offered in cooperation with UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, is the first of its kind in the University of California system.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Santa Cruz 85th on its list of the "Best National Universities" in the country. Washington Monthly ranked it the 67th best national university. Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Santa Cruz the 93rd best university in the world. Times Higher Education World University Rankings listed it at #136 in the world, and QS World University Rankings listed it at #307.

Through the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension students are provided various online learning opportunities. Online courses are offered in accounting, business, human resources management, legal studies, writing, computer programming and various other disciplines. Online degrees are not available through this program.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (831) 459-0111
Address: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California 95064-1011
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 15,000+ undergrad, 1,500+ 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: 18 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Plant Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
Environmental Toxicology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Biochemistry
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Managerial Economics
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Information Technology Services Administration
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Education and Teaching
Physics Teacher Education
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature Letters
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
German Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american Studies
Italian Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy
Social Sciences
International Economics
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
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