Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Degree Title Degree1
AccountancyM.P.Ac.
Aerospace EngineeringB.S.
African American StudiesB.A.
AnthropologyB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Applied PhysicsB.S.
ArtB.A., M.F.A.
Art HistoryB.A., M.A.
Asian American StudiesB.A.
Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyB.S.
Biological SciencesB.S., M.S.4, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences and Educational Media DesignM.S.
Biology/EducationB.S.
Biomedical and Translational ScienceM.S.
Biomedical EngineeringB.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering: PremedicalB.S.
Biomedical SciencesM.S.2, Ph.D.
Biotechnology ManagementM.S.
Business AdministrationB.A., M.B.A.
Business EconomicsB.A.
Business Information ManagementB.S.
Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringM.S., Ph.D.
Chemical EngineeringB.S.
ChemistryB.S., M.S.2,5, Ph.D.
Chicano/Latino StudiesB.A.
Chinese StudiesB.A.
Civil EngineeringB.S., M.S., Ph.D.
ClassicsB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.3,6
Cognitive SciencesB.S.
Comparative LiteratureB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Computer EngineeringB.S.
Computer Game ScienceB.S.
Computer ScienceB.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Computer Science and EngineeringB.S.
Criminology, Law and SocietyB.A., M.A.S., Ph.D.
Culture and TheoryM.A.2, Ph.D.3
DanceB.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.
Data ScienceB.S.
Developmental and Cell BiologyB.S.
DramaB.A., M.F.A.
Drama and TheatrePh.D.7
Earth System ScienceB.S., M.S.2, Ph.D.
East Asian CulturesB.A.
East Asian Languages and LiteraturesM.A.2, Ph.D.
Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyB.S.
EconomicsB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
EducationCredential Programs3
EducationM.A.2, Ph.D.
Education SciencesB.A.
Electrical and Computer EngineeringM.S., Ph.D.
Electrical EngineeringB.S.
Elementary and Secondary EducationM.A.T.
EngineeringB.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Engineering ManagementM.S.
EnglishB.A., M.A.2, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Environmental EngineeringB.S.
Environmental Health SciencesM.S., Ph.D.
Environmental ScienceB.A.
EpidemiologyM.S.2, Ph.D.
European StudiesB.A.
Exercise SciencesB.S.
Film and Media StudiesB.A.
FrenchB.A.
Gender and Sexuality StudiesB.A.
Genetic CounselingM.S.
GeneticsB.S.
GermanM.A.2, Ph.D.
German StudiesB.A.
Global CulturesB.A.
Global Middle East StudiesB.A.
HistoryB.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Human BiologyB.S.
Human Computer Interaction and DesignM.H.C.I.D.
InformaticsB.S., Ph.D.
Information and Computer ScienceB.S., M.S.
Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and TechnologyM.A., Ph.D.
International StudiesB.A.
Japanese Language and LiteratureB.A.
Korean Literature and CultureB.A.
LawJ.D.
Legal and Forensic PsychologyM.L.F.P
Literary JournalismB.A.
ManagementM.S.2, Ph.D.
Materials Science and EngineeringM.S., Ph.D.
Materials Science EngineeringB.S.
Mathematical, Computational, and Systems BiologyM.S., Ph.D.
MathematicsB.S., M.S.5, Ph.D.
Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringM.S., Ph.D.
Mechanical EngineeringB.S.
MedicineM.D.
Microbiology and ImmunologyB.S.
MusicB.A., B.Mus., M.F.A.
Music TheatreB.F.A.
Networked SystemsM.S., Ph.D.
NeurobiologyB.S.
Nursing ScienceB.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical SciencesB.S., M.S.2, Ph.D.
Pharmacological SciencesM.S.2, Ph.D.
PhilosophyB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Philosophy, Political Science, and EconomicsM.A.
PhysicsB.S., M.S.2, Ph.D.
Planning, Policy, and DesignPh.D.
Political ScienceB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
PsychologyB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Psychology and Social BehaviorB.A., Ph.D.
Public HealthM.P.H., Ph.D.
Public Health PolicyB.A.
Public Health SciencesB.S.
Public PolicyM.P.P.
Quantitative EconomicsB.A.
Religious StudiesB.A.
Social EcologyB.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Social Policy and Public ServiceB.A.
Social ScienceM.A.8, Ph.D.
SociologyB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Software EngineeringB.S., M.S., Ph.D.
SpanishB.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
StatisticsM.S., Ph.D.
Transportation ScienceM.S., Ph.D.
Urban and Regional PlanningM.U.R.P.
Urban StudiesB.A.
Visual StudiesM.A.2, Ph.D.
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Degrees: B.A. = Bachelor of Arts; B.F.A. = Bachelor of Fine Arts; B.S. = Bachelor of Science; B.Mus.= Bachelor of Music; J.D. = Juris Doctor; M.A. = Master of Arts; M.A.S. = Master of Advanced Study; M.A.T. = Master of Arts in Teaching; M.B.A. = Master of Business Administration; M.F.A. = Master of Fine Arts; M.H.C.I.D. = Master of Human Computer Interaction and Design; M.L.F.P. = Master of Legal and Forensic Psychology; M.P.Ac.= Master of Professional Accountancy; M.P.H. = Master of Public Health; M.P.P. = Master of Public Policy; M.S. = Master of Science; M.D. = Doctor of Medicine; M.U.R.P. = Master of Urban and Regional Planning; Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy. Titles of degrees may not correspond exactly with specific fields of study offered; see the Index and the academic unit sections for information.

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Emphasis at the graduate level is on the Ph.D. degree; the master’s degree may be awarded to Ph.D. students after fulfillment of the requirements.

3

Admission to this program is no longer available.

4

Emphasis at the graduate level is on the Ph.D. degree; the M.S. degree may be awarded to Ph.D. students after fulfillment of the requirements. However, students may apply directly to the M.S. concentration in Biotechnology and to the M.S. concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

5

In addition to the regular M.S. degree program, a program coordinated with the School of Education leads to an M.S. degree and a Teaching Credential.

6

UCI, UCR, and UCSD joint program.

7

UCI and UCSD joint program.

8

Emphasis at the graduate level is on the Ph.D. degree; the M.A. degree may be awarded to Ph.D. students after fulfillment of the requirements. However, an M.A. in Social Science (concentration in Demographic and Social Analysis; Mathematical Behavioral Sciences; or Medicine, Science, and Technology Studies) is available.

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Undergraduate Majors, Minors, and Associated Areas of Study

Students are urged to become informed of and understand all requirements concerning their intended majors, minors, and associated areas of study. Special restrictions apply to some majors and minors; for example, some minors require formal application or declaration by students, others may be completed without such formalities. Information about the programs listed below may be found in the academic unit sections of the Catalogue.

Undergraduate majors are offered in all of the bachelor’s degree programs on the list of degree titles; the degree programs are referred to as majors in the following list. In association with these majors, UCI offers a number of minors, concentrations, specializations, and emphases.

A minor consists of a coordinated set of seven or more courses (28–40 units) which together take a student well beyond the introductory level in an academic field, subject matter, and/or discipline but which are not sufficient to constitute a major. An interdisciplinary minor consists of courses offered by two or more departments, schools, or programs. Generally, all minors are available to all students, with the following exceptions: (1) students may not minor in their major, and (2) students may not complete certain other major/minor combinations that are expressly prohibited, as noted in the Catalogue. Minors are listed on a student’s transcript but not on the baccalaureate diploma.

A concentration is a program of interdisciplinary study consisting of courses offered by two or more schools or programs. Concentrations are similar to minors in that they require fewer units of work than majors do, and the area of concentration appears on the student’s transcript but not on the baccalaureate diploma. Concentrations are taken in combination with a major in one of the schools or programs offering the concentration.

A specialization is a program of study which enables students to focus on courses in a particular field within a major. The area of specialization pursued appears on the student’s transcript but not on the baccalaureate diploma.

An emphasis is a program of study within a major which emphasizes a specific area of the discipline. Emphases usually have a defined course of study and are not listed on the transcript nor on the baccalaureate diploma.

In addition, the Campuswide Honors Program, various major-specific honors programs, and Excellence in Research programs are available. See the Division of Undergraduate Education section for information.

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Majors

Minor

Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

Majors

Minor

The Paul Merage School of Business

Majors

Minors

School of Education

Cal Teach Science and Mathematics Program (Secondary Teaching Credential certification combined with a major in the Schools of Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences)

Major

Minor

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Majors

Minors

School of Humanities

Majors

Minors

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Majors

Minors

Interdisciplinary Studies

Majors

Minors

Program in Nursing Science

Major

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Major

School of Physical Sciences

Majors

  • Applied Physics, B.S.
    • Concentrations:
      • Biomedical Physics
      • Engineering Physics
  • Chemistry, B.S.
    • Concentrations:
      • Biochemistry
      • Chemistry Education (with Secondary Teaching Certification option)
  • Earth System Science, B.S.
    • Concentration:
      • Geosciences Education with Secondary Teaching Certification
    • Specializations:
      • Atmospheric Science
      • Hydrology and Terrestrial Ecosystems
      • Oceanography
  • Environmental Science, B.A.
    • Concentration:
      • Geosciences Education with Secondary Teaching Certification
  • Mathematics, B.S.
    • Concentrations:
      • Mathematical Finance
      • Mathematics for Education/Secondary Teaching Certification
    • Specializations:
      • Applied and Computational Mathematics
      • Mathematical Biology
      • Mathematics for Education
  • Physics, B.S.
    • Concentrations:
      • Applied Physics
      • Biomedical Physics
      • Computational Physics
      • Philosophy of Physics
      • Physics Education (with Secondary Teaching Certification option)
    • Specialization:
      • Astrophysics

Minors

Program in Public Health

Majors

Minor

School of Social Ecology

Majors

Minors

School of Social Sciences

Majors

Minors

Areas of Graduate Study

For information about any area of graduate or professional study, including the precise title of the degree conferred, consult the Catalogue’s academic unit sections.

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

  • Acting
  • Art
  • Choral Conducting
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Critical and Curatorial Studies
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Guitar/Lute Performance
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT)
  • Piano Performance
  • Stage Management
  • Vocal Arts

Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences and Educational Media Design
  • Biotechnology Management1
  • Biotechnology; Stem Cell Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (CMB)2
  • Developmental and Cell Biology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP)2
  • Mathematical and Computational Biology3
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP)3
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Neurobiology and Behavior

The Paul Merage School of Business

  • Accountancy
  • Biotechnology Management1
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering Management4
  • Executive M.B.A. (EMBA)
  • Fully Employed M.B.A. (FEMBA)
  • Health Care Executive M.B.A. (HCEMBA)
  • Management

School of Education

  • Education
  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Multiple Subject Credential (elementary)5
  • Single Subject Credential (secondary)5
  • Single Subject Credential in Mathematics, English, or Science with an Internship5
  • Bilingual Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis in Spanish5
  • Preliminary Administrative Services5
  • Professional Clear Administrative Services5

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology Management1
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering/Urban and Regional Planning6
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management4
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Networked Systems7

School of Humanities

  • Asian American Studies8
  • Art History
  • Chicano/Latino Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing: Poetry or Fiction
  • Critical Theory
  • Culture and Theory
  • East Asian Cultural Studies
  • East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • English and American Literature
  • Feminist Studies10
  • Film and Media Studies9
  • German
  • Greek
  • History
  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Literature
  • Spanish-American Literature
  • Translation Studies
  • Visual Studies

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

  • Computer Science
  • Embedded Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction and Design
  • Informatics
  • Information and Computer Science
  • Networked Systems7
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

  • Biotechnology Management1
  • Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (CMB)2
  • Chemical and Materials Physics
  • Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP)2
  • Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB)3
  • Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology (MCSB)
  • Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP)3
  • Networked Systems7
  • Pharmacological Sciences11
  • Program in Law and Graduate Studies (J.D./Ph.D; J.D./Master’s)3
  • Transportation Science
  • Visual Studies

School of Law

  • Law (J.D.)
  • Program in Law and Graduate Studies (J.D./Ph.D; J.D./Master’s)3

School of Medicine

  • Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biomedical and Translational Science
  • Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (CMB)2
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP)2
  • Medical Residency Programs
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D./Ph.D.)
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP)3
  • Medicine
  • Medicine/Business Administration12
  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • Pharmacological Sciences11
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC)

Program in Nursing Science

  • Nursing Science

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP)3
  • Pharmacological Sciences11

School of Physical Sciences

  • Chemical and Materials Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Teaching Credential
  • Earth System Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Teaching Credential
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP)3
  • Physics

Program in Public Health

  • Public Health

School of Social Ecology

  • Criminology, Law and Society
  • Demographic and Social Analysis
  • Legal and Forensic Psychology
  • Planning, Policy, and Design
  • Psychology and Social Behavior
  • Public Policy
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Ecology - Concentration in Environmental Analysis and Design
  • Social Ecology - Concentration in Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Urban and Regional Planning/Civil Engineering6

School of Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Demographic and Social Analysis
  • Economics
  • Games, Decisions, and Dynamical Systems
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
  • Medicine, Science, and Technology Studies
  • Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics
  • Political Psychology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Choice
  • Public Policy
  • Social Networks
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Transportation Economics
1

Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, The Paul Merage School of Business, and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering joint program.

2

Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine joint program.

3

Available in conjunction with selected programs.

4

The Paul Merage School of Business and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering joint program.

5

 Credential program.

6

 The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and School of Social Ecology concurrent master’s program.

7

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering joint program.

8

Available in conjunction with selected graduate programs. Contact the Department of Asian American Studies for information.

9

Graduate program in Visual Studies.

10

Available in conjunction with selected graduate programs. Contact the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies for information.

11

Department of Pharmacology and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences program.

12

School of Medicine and The Paul Merage School of Business program.


 

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