- ABOUT US
Each undergraduate major is housed in one of our four academic colleges, by area of study. Students choose from nearly 100 undergraduate majors and may "double major" or enhance their studies with a minor to better prepare for career or other postgraduate opportunities. Explore our courses at registrar.ucdavis.edu/ucdwebcatalog.
UC Davis is #1 in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry (QS World University Rankings, 2013), and was selected by Sierra magazine as our nation's #1 Cool School for campuswide sustainability. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers 28 majors focusing on human health and development, plant and animal systems and the environment. Whether your passion is human development, viticulture or environmental policy, you will benefit from the practical perspective and opportunities for hands-on learning offered by this college.
The College of Biological Sciences offers nine majors and is one of few colleges in the country dedicated entirely to the study of biological sciences, exploring fundamental questions about life. From rainforest ecology to cancer research, you will explore some of the most exciting advances in contemporary society. UC Davis leads the nation in the number of bachelor's and doctoral degrees conferred in the biological sciences.
The College of Engineering—one of the top 30 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation (US News & World Report, 2012)—offers 11 accredited majors and supports 22 student engineering clubs. Biomedical engineering, computer engineering and materials science are just a few of the cutting-edge fields that our students are prepared to enter upon graduation. Our programs stress creative collaboration, innovative problem-solving, technical preparation and solid scientific background.
The College of Letters and Science is the largest of our colleges, offering 52 programs of study in the fine arts, humanities, cultural studies, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. Our programs in the humanities, math, physics and chemistry are ranked among the top 100 in the world, while our business and economics programs are ranked among the world's top 150 programs (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2012). Students interested in the fine arts can enjoy studying in one of our nations top 25 programs (U.S. College Rankings, 2010).