Undergraduate Degrees Offered, 2015–16

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Anthropological (Archaeology) BA
  • Anthropology (Biological Anthropology) BA
  • Anthropology (Sociocultural Anthropology) BA

BIOENGINEERING (BE)

  • Bioengineering BS
  • Bioengineering: Biotechnology BS
  • Bioengineering: Bioinformatics BS
  • Bioengineering: BioSystems BS

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, DIVISION OF

  • General Biology BS
  • Biology with a Specialization in Bioinformatics BS
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology BS
  • Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution BS
  • Human Biology BS
  • Microbiology BS
  • Molecular Biology BS
  • Physiology and Neuroscience BS

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

  • Chemistry BS
  • Chemistry with Specialization in Earth Sciences BS
  • Biochemistry/Chemistry BS
  • Chemical Education BS
  • Chemical Physics BS
  • Environmental Chemistry BS
  • Molecular Synthesis BS
  • Pharmacological Chemistry BS
  • Bioinformatics BS

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

  • Cognitive Science BA/BS
  • Cognitive Science (Clinical Aspects of Cognition) BS
  • Cognitive Science (Computation) BS
  • Cognitive Science (Human Cognition) BS
  • Cognitive Science (Human Computer Interaction) BS
  • Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) BS

COMMUNICATION

  • Communication BA

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (CSE)

  • Computer Science BA/BS
  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Computer Science with Specialization in Bioinformatics BS

ECONOMICS

  • Economics BA
  • Management Science BS
  • Joint Economics-Mathematics BS

EDUCATION

(see Footnote 1)

EDUCATION STUDIES

(see Footnote 1)

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ECE)

  • Computer Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering BS
  • Electrical Engineering and Society BA
  • Engineering Physics BS

ENGINEERING

(see BE, CSE, ECE, MAE, NE, and SE)

ENGLISH

(see Literature)

ETHNIC STUDIES

  • Ethnic Studies BA

FAMILY MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Public Health BS

GLOBAL HEALTH

  • Global Health BA

HISTORY

  • History BA

LINGUISTICS

  • Linguistics (Cognition and Language) BA
  • Linguistics (Language and Society) BA
  • Language Studies BA
  • Linguistics BA

LITERATURE

  • Literatures in English BA
  • French Literature BA
  • German Literature BA
  • Italian Literature BA
  • Russian Literature BA
  • Spanish Literature BA
  • Literature (Major Composite) BA
  • Literature (Cultural Studies) BA
  • Literature/Writing BA
  • Literatures of the World BA
  • US Latino/a and Latin American Literatures

MATHEMATICS

  • Mathematics BS
  • Mathematics (Applied) BS
  • Mathematics—Computer Science BS
  • Mathematics—Applied Science BS
  • Joint Mathematics-Economics BS
  • Mathematics—Scientific Computation BS
  • Mathematics—Secondary Education BA
  • Probability and Statistics BS

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (MAE)

  • Aerospace Engineering BS
  • Mechanical Engineering BS
  • Environmental Engineering BS

MUSIC

  • Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts BA
  • Music BA
  • Music/Humanities BA

NANOENGINEERING (NE)

  • Chemical Engineering BS
  • Nanoengineering BS

PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosophy BA

PHYSICS

  • General Physics BA
  • General Physics/Secondary Education BA
  • Physics BS
  • Physics/Biophysics BS
  • Physics with Specialization in Computational Physics BS
  • Physics with Specialization in Earth Sciences BS
  • Physics with Specialization in Materials Physics BS
  • Physics with Specialization in Astrophysics BS

POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Political Science BA
  • Political Science (American Politics) BA
  • Political Science (Comparative Politics) BA
  • Political Science (International Relations) BA
  • Political Science (Political Theory) BA
  • Political Science (Public Law) BA
  • Political Science (Public Policy) BA

PRELAW

(see Footnote 2)

PREMEDICAL

(see Footnote 3)

PSYCHOLOGY

  • Psychology BA/BS

PUBLIC HEALTH

(see Family Medicine and Public Health)

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY

  • Earth Sciences with Specialization in Geology BS
  • Earth Sciences with Specialization in Geochemistry BS
  • Marine Biology BS

SOCIOLOGY

  • Sociology BA
  • Sociology—International Studies BA
  • Sociology—American Studies BA
  • Sociology—Science and Medicine BA
  • Sociology—Economy and Society BA
  • Sociology—Culture and Communication BA
  • Sociology—Social Inequity BA
  • Sociology—Law and Society BA

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING (SE)

  • Engineering Sciences BS
  • Structural Engineering BS

THEATRE

  • Dance BA
  • Theatre BA

VISUAL ARTS

  • Visual Arts (Art History/Criticism) BA
  • Visual Arts (Media) BA
  • Visual Arts (Studio) BA
  • Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts BA

INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJORS

  • Chinese Studies BA
  • Classical Studies BA
  • College Special Individual Majors BA
  • Critical Gender Studies BA
  • Environmental Systems—Earth Sciences BS
  • Environmental Systems—Ecology, Behavior and Evolution BS
  • Environmental Systems—Environmental Chemistry BS
  • Environmental Systems—Environmental Policy BA
  • German Studies BA
  • Human Development BA
  • International Studies—Anthropology BA
  • International Studies—Economics BA
  • International Studies—History BA
  • International Studies—Linguistics BA
  • International Studies—Literature BA
  • International Studies—Political Science BA
  • International Studies—Sociology BA
  • 5-year International Studies—Economics BA/MIA
  • 5-year International Studies—Political Science BA/MIA
  • Italian Studies BA
  • Japanese Studies BA
  • Jewish Studies BA
  • Latin American Studies BA
  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies BA
  • Study of Religion BA
  • Third World Studies BA
  • Urban Studies and Planning BA

Footnote 1: The teaching credential in California requires an academic major, plus professional preparation courses in education, an approved program of practice teaching or an internship, and a full year of college work beyond the baccalaureate. Education Studies at UC San Diego leads to a single subject (secondary) or multiple-subjects (elementary) credential.

Footnote 2: Law schools do not require any particular major, but they do require evidence of good scholarship in demanding subjects. Almost any undergraduate major can qualify a student for consideration by a law school. The UC San Diego Career Services Center staff includes professional prelaw advisers.

Footnote 3: Like law schools, medical schools do not generally demand a particular major but ask for a solid background in the sciences upon which medicine is built. Most premed students major in biology, chemistry, physics, or bioengineering, but a substantial number major in the humanities and social sciences. The UC San Diego Career Services Center staff includes professional premedical advisers.