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University of California, Merced

Merced, CA

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Economics, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Management Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBiological/life sciences, Psychology, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
None
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Independent study, Internships, 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 Faculty315
Part-Time Faculty58
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
83%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% 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
Holdings 
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus230
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, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Science, Master of Arts
Master's Programs of Study
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Systems Biology
  • Systems Engineering
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Systems Biology
  • Systems Engineering
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Low 2.50 2.30 480 430 14
High 3.91 4.40 770 740 33
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