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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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University of California-Davis is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 35,186 students and offering 270 degrees in Davis, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of California-Davis.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
2,290 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
11
American Indian/native American Studies
4
0
4
American/united States Studies/civilization
12
Anthropology
111
9
4
Asian-American Studies
18
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
4
Comparative Literature
12
4
5
East Asian Studies
8
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
0
4
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
73
History
141
5
7
Human Development and Family Studies
250
3
1
International Relations and Affairs
192
Linguistics
49
10
6
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
6
1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
3
Philosophy
38
2
0
4
Political Science
276
7
4
Psychology
0
13
18
Religion/religious Studies
16
Research and Experimental Psychology
666
Science, Technology and Society
8
Sociology
244
8
10
Women's Studies
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Mathematics and Science
1,539 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Behavior and Ethology
2
5
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
7
5
1
Biochemistry
0
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
0
10
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
6
4
Biology
357
Biophysics
1
0
Biostatistics
7
0
Biotechnology
76
Botany
18
2
9
Cellular Biology and Histology
46
0
1
Cell Physiology
4
8
Chemical Physics
0
Chemistry
62
7
0
43
Computational Mathematics
3
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
0
2
Entomology
9
3
4
Environmental Health
0
Epidemiology
1
10
Genetics
94
5
10
Geography
4
9
Geology/earth Science
22
5
5
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
3
11
2
Marine Sciences
1
Mathematics
54
6
6
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
0
Microbiology
58
1
9
Molecular Biochemistry
250
Neuroscience
4
Optics/optical Sciences
0
Pathology/experimental Pathology
6
14
Physical Sciences
1
Physics
49
10
22
Physiology
1
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
2
4
Population Biology
0
4
Statistics
60
30
8
Zoology
44
7
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
1,274 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
42
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
96
7
14
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
19
Chemical Engineering
76
4
7
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
79
9
Civil Engineering
136
56
17
Computer Engineering
87
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
2
44
21
Engineering
104
Environmental Design/architecture
4
Environmental Science
78
Environmental Studies
0
Environmental Toxicology
29
Landscape Architecture
37
Materials Engineering
13
4
2
Mechanical Engineering
191
34
13
Natural Resources/conservation
35
Transportation and Highway Engineering
12
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
1,172 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
47
Business Administration and Management
185
Business/managerial Economics
400
Economics
517
10
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
1,004 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
9
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
31
Human Nutrition
2
Immunology
1
7
Medical Informatics
13
Medicine
106
Neurobiology and Anatomy
307
Nursing Administration
3
Nursing Science
31
Nutrition Sciences
162
10
12
Pharmaceutical Sciences
127
Pharmacology and Toxicology
5
10
Public Health
28
Veterinary Medicine
133
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Education and Liberal Arts
984 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
9
Applied Mathematics
27
3
5
Art Studies
7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
25
6
Chinese Language and Literature
20
Education
130
154
Educational Leadership and Administration
14
English Language and Literature
195
15
13
English/language Arts Teacher Education
2
Exercise Physiology
144
0
Fine Arts and Art Studies
4
French Language and Literature
12
2
2
German Language and Literature
9
2
0
Italian Language and Literature
10
Japanese Language and Literature
34
Rhetoric and Composition
1
Russian Language and Literature
7
Spanish Language and Literature
98
4
8
Special Education and Teaching
0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
13
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Agriculture
687 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business and Management
4
Agricultural Business and Management
0
Agricultural Economics
35
9
Agricultural Engineering
5
6
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
0
2
6
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
26
Animal Sciences
199
Animal Sciences
2
Ecology
8
32
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
28
Food Science
77
8
6
International Agriculture
14
21
Natural Resources and Conservation
71
Natural Resources Conservation and Research
2
Plant Sciences
18
Plant Sciences
16
10
Soil Science and Agronomy
0
0
Soil Sciences
12
6
Urban Forestry
13
Viticulture and Enology
41
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
433 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
293
0
1
Design and Visual Communications
139
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
265 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Forensic Science and Technology
18
Law
186
Legal Professions and Studies
6
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
55
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
224 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
165
32
27
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
161 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
21
5
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
0
5
Film/cinema/video Studies
28
Fine Arts
47
Music
28
0
2
Visual and Performing Arts
25
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
19 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
17
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (UC Davis Children's Hospital Psychology Internship)
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (School of Veterinary Medicine) Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (Davis School of Medicine, Education Building)
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 23 Reviews
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2001

They offered a specialized track for those planning to be educators. I had several internships that help me make connections that led to my first job.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, Class of 2011

There's some fancy career center thingy

Rated January 2016
Anonymous
Biological Sciences

none at the time. Pre computer age

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Managerial Economics, Class of 2002

A wide array of classes related to my field

Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology BA, Class of 2000

Don't remember, didn't take advantage of any.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2010

There are various research labs that allow you to gain experience if you want to enter the science filed. There is also a learning center that provides you with information about degrees/classes certain careers require.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1987

The UC System, focuses on the theory behind the engineering tasks at hand. Consequently, when you graduate, there may be some difficulty, applying theory to real world experiences. However there were also classes which required hands on work as well as theory. Those classes help prepare students for the real world.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Philosophy, Class of 1999

Internships, counseling, courses focused on this.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering, Class of 2007

Solid engineering fundamentals. Great environment where you work and study with highly driven and intelligent students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology B.S., Class of 2010

Job resource center, some internship programs and work with researchers.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 23 Reviews
Alumni
English, Class of 1973

rural setting vet school multi-racial

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Managerial Economics, Class of 2012

It is a very hard working, but laid back campus. People seem very grounded and don't put too much pressure on themselves. Culture is one of success but positive competition

Rated January 2016
Alumni
fermetation science(enology), Class of 1977

a it overstressed, and conservative...

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2001

I did not participate in the culture as I was a transfer student and in my late 20s. I worked 30 hours a week and was engaged at the time I was attending.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, Class of 2011

We all study and do our own thing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
German, Class of 2003

Rich kids with nice cars.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 2015

Students are from all over the world with different backgrounds, ethnicity, and religion!

Rated January 2016
Anonymous
Biological Sciences

it was too long ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 2000

large university, not a lot of personal attention

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Biological Sciences, Class of 1985

I don't really recall. You're forcing me to place a letter grade where I would rather not

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2010

The culture was diverse and everyone was generally very friendly and the environment felt safe.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1987

Students were friendly toward one another, though there was a great deal of competition when taking classes. This is how things are in the real world, so it worked well.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Rhetoric and Communication, Class of 1995

Very diverse student backgrounds and ethnicities. Culture was great.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2008

Quite wide with international students but mostly California natives

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 23 Reviews
Alumni
Managerial Economics, Class of 2012

Labs were great - most had new macs. Dorms were decent in the new ones (usually out of the way, though). Classrooms were decent. Dining halls were great.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master of Arts, Class of 1988

Great. Many updates over the years.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 2004

All of the above, including housing and facilities that are completely energy efficient

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, Class of 2011

Dorms and dining halls are expensive, more expensive than living in an apartment, but great for freshmen. The rest is awesome.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 2015

Not really different than high school cafeteria and classrooms. Labs are probably the newest buildings you can find from the campus.

Rated January 2016
Anonymous
Biological Sciences

dorms, dining halls, large campus. Need a bike to get around

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Managerial Economics, Class of 2002

They were nice when I was there and they've been upgraded considerably since I left.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Biological Sciences, Class of 1985

Never used a computer lab, dorm or dining hall. Classrooms were okay, I guess. You are again forcing me to choose a letter grade

Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology BA, Class of 2000

Classrooms were OK, nothing fancy, but it was 2000.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2010

The facilities were generally good there were newer building as well a quite a few older ones but both were fine for the purposes they served.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1987

It was long ago, but the computer labs, classrooms, dining halls, dorms and libraries were all pretty good. The facilities were a bit dated when I attended, but I believe these were updated since my graduation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Rhetoric and Communication, Class of 1995

Dorms were great. Doesn't exist anymore but there was a multicultural dorm building.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering, Class of 2007

Great. They better have been for the tuition we paid.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2008

There's always a facility under construction either being renovated or being constructed

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 23 Reviews
Alumni
Managerial Economics, Class of 2012

The thing that made Davis so unique was how diverse it was. It was awesome doing intramurals with friends, going to bars, going to tahoe or SF. It was so diverse with the activities you could take part in. That's what made it unique

Rated January 2016
Alumni
International Relations, Class of 2015

Many different types of activities and clubs. You will love Picnic Day for sure. Everyone including professors and neighbors enjoy Picnic Day together

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Managerial Economics, Class of 2002

Lots of outdoor and environmental activities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS - Biological Sciences, Class of 1985

No idea - I didn't live on campus or socialize. I was there for an education, not fun. Forced grade!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2010

The school doesn't really have very many unique activities. The popular ones are the general sports, theater, arts.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering, Class of 1987

Most unique was the Antique Mechanics Club, where students worked on restoring antique agricultural equipment. Intramural sports were also quite popular, as was attending the football games.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Music, Class of 2003

watching movies, road trips, going out to eat, partying

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Rhetoric and Communication, Class of 1995

Unique? Great access to activities. KDPHI

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Civil Engineering, Class of 2007

Didn't part take in many activities but IM sports were big.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biological Sciences, Class of 2008

Intramural Sports and going downtown which is next to campus

Rated January 2016
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