Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Degree Title Degree1
Accountancy M.P.Ac.
Aerospace Engineering B.S.
African American Studies B.A.
American Law LL.M.
Anthropology B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Applied Physics B.S.
Art B.A., M.F.A.
Art History B.A., M.A.
Asian American Studies B.A., M.A.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S.
Biological Sciences B.S., M.S.4, Ph.D.
Biology/Education B.S.
Biomedical and Translational Science M.S.
Biomedical Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering: Premedical B.S.
Biomedical Sciences M.S.2, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Management M.S.
Business Administration B.A., M.B.A.
Business Analytics M.S.
Business Economics B.A.
Business Information Management B.S.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering B.S.
Chemistry B.S., M.S.2,5, Ph.D.
Chicano/Latino Studies B.A.
Chinese Studies B.A.
Civil Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Classics B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.3,6
Cognitive Neuroscience M.S. 2
Cognitive Sciences B.S.
Comparative Literature B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Computational Science M.S.2, Ph.D.
Computer Engineering B.S.
Computer Game Science B.S.
Computer Science B.S., M.C.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Computer Science and Engineering B.S.
Conservation and Restoration Science M.C.R.S.
Criminology, Law and Society B.A., M.A.S., Ph.D.
Culture and Theory M.A.2, Ph.D.3
Dance B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.
Data Science B.S.
Developmental and Cell Biology B.S.
Drama B.A., M.F.A.
Drama and Theatre Ph.D.7
Earth System Science B.S., M.S.2, Ph.D.
East Asian Cultures B.A.
East Asian Languages and Literatures M.A.2, Ph.D.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology B.S.
Economics B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Education Credential Programs3
Education M.A.2, Ph.D.
Education Sciences B.A.
Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering B.S.
Elementary and Secondary Education M.A.T.
Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems M.E.C.P.S.
Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Engineering Management M.S.
English B.A., M.A.2, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering B.S.
Environmental Health Sciences M.S., Ph.D.
Environmental Science B.A.
Environmental Science and Policy B.A.
Epidemiology M.S.2, Ph.D.
European Studies B.A.
European Thought and Culture M.A.
Exercise Sciences B.S.
Film and Media Studies B.A.
Finance M.Fin.
French B.A.
Gender and Sexuality Studies B.A.
Genetic Counseling M.S.
Genetics B.S.
German M.A.2, Ph.D.
German Studies B.A.
Global Cultures B.A.
Global Middle East Studies B.A.
History B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Human Biology B.S.
Human Computer Interaction and Design M.H.C.I.D.
Informatics B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Information and Computer Science B.S., M.S.
Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology M.A., Ph.D.
International Studies B.A.
Japanese Language and Literature B.A.
Korean Literature and Culture B.A.
Language Science B.A.
Law J.D.
Legal and Forensic Psychology M.L.F.P
Literary Journalism B.A.
Management M.S.2, Ph.D.
Materials Science and Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Materials Science Engineering B.S.
Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology M.S., Ph.D.
Mathematics B.S., M.S.5, Ph.D.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering B.S.
Medicine M.D.
Microbiology and Immunology B.S.
Music B.A., B.Mus., M.F.A.
Music Theatre B.F.A.
Networked Systems M.S., Ph.D.
Neurobiology B.S.
Nursing D.N.P.
Nursing Science B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences B.S.
Pharmacological Sciences M.S.2, Ph.D.
Pharmacology M.S.
Philosophy B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics M.A.
Physics B.S., M.S.2, Ph.D.
Planning, Policy, and Design Ph.D.
Political Science B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Psychology B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Psychology and Social Behavior B.A., Ph.D.
Public Health M.P.H., Ph.D.
Public Health Policy B.A.
Public Health Sciences B.S.
Public Policy M.P.P.
Quantitative Economics B.A.
Religious Studies B.A.
Social Ecology B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Social Policy and Public Service B.A.
Social Science M.A.8, Ph.D.
Sociology B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Software Engineering B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Spanish B.A., M.A.2, Ph.D.
Statistics M.S., Ph.D.
Transportation Science M.S., Ph.D.
Urban and Regional Planning M.U.R.P.
Urban Studies B.A.
Visual Studies M.A.2, Ph.D.

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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

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

Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing

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

Art – M.F.A.

  • Critical and Curatorial Studies - Concentration

Dance – M.F.A.
Drama – M.F.A.

  • Acting – Emphasis
  • Directing – Emphasis
  • Design – Emphasis
  • Music Direction – Emphasis
  • Stage Management - Emphasis

Drama and Theatre – Ph.D.13

  • Dramaturgy - Emphasis

Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology – M.A., Ph.D.
Music – M.F.A.

  • Choral Conducting – Emphasis
  • Collaborative Piano – Emphasis
  • Guitar/Lute Performance – Emphasis
  • Instrumental Performance – Emphasis
  • Musicology – Emphasis
  • Piano Performance – Emphasis
  • Vocal Arts - Emphasis

School of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences – M.S.14

  • Developmental and Cell Biology – Concentration
  • Biotechnology – Concentration
    • Stem Cell Biology - Emphasis
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Concentration
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry – Concentration
  • Neurobiology and Behavior – Concentration

Biological Sciences – Ph.D.

  • Developmental and Cell Biology – Concentration
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – Concentration
  • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry – Concentration
  • Neurobiology and Behavior – Concentration

Biotechnology Management – M.S.1
Conservation and Restoration Science – M.C.R.S.
Mathematical, Computational, and Systems Biology – M.S., Ph.D.

The Paul Merage School of Business

Accountancy – M.P.Ac.
Biotechnology Management – M.S.1
Business Administration – M.B.A.

  • Executive M.B.A. – 21-month Program for Business Executives, etc.
  • Fully Employed M.B.A. – Program for students who are fully-employed.
  • Health Care Executive M.B.A. – Program for Professionals and clinicians working in the health care industry.

Business Analytics – M.S.
Engineering Management – M.S.4
Finance – M.Fin.
Management – M.S.15, Ph.D.

School of Education

Education – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Learning, Teaching, Cognition, and Development – Specialization
  • Educational Policy and Social Context – Specialization
  • Language, Literacy, and Technology - Specialization

Elementary and Secondary Education – M.A.T.

  • Multiple Subject Credential5 – Program
  • Single Subject Credential5 – Program

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Biotechnology Management – M.S.1
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Civil Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering – M.S.

  • Electrical Engineering – Concentration
  • Computer Engineering – Concentration

Electrical and Computer Engineering – Ph.D.

  • Electrical Engineering – Concentration
  • Computer Engineering – Concentration

Engineering Management – M.S.4
Engineering – M.S.

  • Environmental Engineering – Concentration
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology – Concentration

Engineering – Ph.D.

  • Environmental Engineering – Concentration
  • Materials and Manufacturing Technology – Concentration

Materials Science and Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Networked Systems – M.S., Ph.D.7

School of Humanities

Art History – M.A.
Asian American Studies – M.A.

  • Asian American Studies8 – Emphasis (applicable to select departmental graduate programs)

Classics – M.A.15, Ph.D.16, 17

  • Greek – Area of study
  • Latin – Area of study

Comparative Literature – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Literary Tradition – Emphasis
  • Translation Studies – Emphasis
  • Critical Theory – Emphasis
  • Chinese Language and Literature – Emphasis
  • Classics – Emphasis
  • East Asian Cultural Studies – Emphasis
  • French – Emphasis
  • German – Emphasis
  • Japanese Language and Literature – Emphasis
  • Spanish – Emphasis

Culture and Theory - M.A.15, Ph.D.

East Asian Languages and Literatures – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Chinese – Concentration
  • Japanese – Concentration
  • East Asian Cultural Studies – Concentration
  • Comparative Literature - Emphasis

English – M.A.15, M.F.A., Ph.D.

  • Creative Nonfiction – Emphasis
  • Creative Writing: Poetry or Fiction – Area of Study

European Thought and Culture - M.A.
German – M.A.15, Ph.D.
History – M.A., Ph.D.

  • Asian History – Area Studies Field
  • European History – Area Studies Field
  • Latin American History – Area Studies Field
  • Middle East and African History – Area Studies Field
  • U.S. History – Area Studies Field
  • World History – Area Studies Field
  • Empire and Colonialism – Thematic Field
  • Environmental History – Thematic Field
  • Gender and Sexuality – Thematic Field
  • Global Migrations – Thematic Field
  • Slavery – Thematic Field
  • Diasporas – Thematic Field
  • Science and Medicine – Thematic Field

Philosophy – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Logic and Philosophy of Science – Optional track

Spanish – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Spanish Literature – Specialization
  • Spanish-American Literature – Specialization
  • Chicano/Latino Literature – Specialization

Visual Studies – M.A.15, Ph.D.
School of Humanities

  • Asian American Studies – Emphasis
  • Critical Theory – Emphasis
  • Feminist Studies10 – Emphasis
  • Visual Studies – Emphasis
  • Latin American Studies - Emphasis
  • Medical Humanities - Emphasis

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Computer Science – M.C.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Human Computer Interaction and Design – M.H.C.I.D.
Informatics – M.S., Ph.D.
Information and Computer Science – M.S.

  • Embedded Systems – Concentration

Networked Systems – M.S., Ph.D.
Software Engineering – M.S., Ph.D.
Statistics – M.S., Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Computational Science - M.S., Ph.D.
Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems – M.E.C.P.S.
Transportation Science – M.S., Ph.D.

School of Law

Law – J.D.

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

School of Medicine

Biomedical Sciences – M.S.15, Ph.D.
Biomedical and Translational Science – M.S.
Environmental Health Sciences – M.S., Ph.D.

  • Environmental Toxicology – Program track
  • Exposure Sciences and Risk Assessment – Program track

Epidemiology – M.S.15, Ph.D.
Genetic Counseling – M.S.
Medicine – M.D.
Pharmacological Sciences – M.S.15, Ph.D.
School of Medicine

  • Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP) – Program administered by Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) – Program administered by Anatomy and Neurobiology

Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing

Nursing - D.N.P.

Nursing Science – M.S.

  • Community and Population Health Nursing – Concentration

Nursing Science – Ph.D.

  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention – Research emphasis area
  • Health Disparities and Diversity – Research emphasis area
  • Disease and Symptom Management – Research emphasis area
  • Health Services and Health Policy – Research emphasis area

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacological Sciences – M.S.15, Ph.D.

School of Physical Sciences

Chemistry – M.S.15,18, Ph.D.

  • Chemical and Materials Physics – Concentration
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology (MCP) – Optional Graduate Gateway Program

Earth System Science – M.S.15, Ph.D.
Mathematics – M.S., Ph.D.

  • M.S. in Mathematics with a Teaching Credential – Optional coordinated program with School of Education

Physics – M.S.18, Ph.D.

  • Chemical and Materials Physics – Concentration

Program in Public Health

Public Health – M.P.H., Ph.D.

School of Social Ecology

Criminology, Law and Society – M.A.S., Ph.D.
Legal and Forensic Psychology – M.L.F.P.
Planning, Policy, and Design – Ph.D.
Psychology and Social Behavior – Ph.D.
Public Policy – M.P.P.
Social Ecology – M.A., Ph.D.
Urban and Regional Planning – M.U.R.P.

  • Urban and Regional Planning with Civil and Environmental Engineering – Optional Concurrent Degree Program with School of Engineering

School of Social Sciences

Anthropology – M.A.15, Ph.D.
Cognitive Neuroscience – M.S.15
Economics – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Transportation – Concentration
  • Public Choice – Concentration
  • Monetary Policy and Central Banking – Concentration

Philosophy – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Logic and Philosophy of Science – Optional track
    • Mathematics – Optional emphasis
    • Physics – Optional emphasis
    • Biology and Behavioral Sciences – Optional emphasis

Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics – M.A.
Political Science – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Public Choice/Political Economy – Concentration

Psychology – M.A.15, Ph.D.

  • Cognitive Neuroscience - Concentration

Public Policy – M.P.P.
Social Science – M.A.19

  • Demographic and Social Analysis – Concentration
  • Medicine, Science, and Technology Studies - Concentration

Social Science – Ph.D.

  • Mathematical Behavioral Sciences – Concentration
  • Games, Decisions, and Dynamical Systems – Emphasis
  • Social Networks – Emphasis

Sociology – M.A.15, Ph.D.


 

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