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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA

Academic Calendar SystemQuarter
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Structural Engineering
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
 
Most Popular DisciplinesSocial sciences, Biological/life sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsDouble major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Internships, Semester at sea, Washington semester
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesNo online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty943
Part-Time Faculty219
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
98%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 20% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings4,458,000
Computing
Computer OwnershipNot reported
Computers Available on CampusNot Reported
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction 
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Advanced Study, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Finance, Master of Engineering, Master of International Affairs, Master of Public and International Affairs
Master's Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Research
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Law
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Meteorology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nanotechnology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • International Affairs
  • International Health
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Science Education
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Biology
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Writing
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Low 2.57 2.80 490 450 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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