University of California-Davis

Davis, CA

University of California-Davis

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Davis, CA 95616-8678
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Degree Overview

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.

2789 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
19
 
 
 
American Indian/Native American Studies
 
9
5
 
2
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
9
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
87
7
 
9
Asian-American Studies
 
12
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
11
 
 
 
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
 
39
 
 
 
Cognitive Science
 
99
 
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
15
0
 
3
East Asian Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
21
1
 
8
French Studies
 
 
1
 
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
 
97
 
 
 
History, General
 
120
6
 
6
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
298
4
 
6
International Relations and Affairs
 
326
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
46
5
 
3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
0
0
0
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
58
1
0
2
Political Science and Government, General
 
220
2
 
8
Political Science and Government, Other
 
45
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
0
19
 
13
Psychology, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
24
0
 
2
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
 
808
 
 
 
Science, Technology and Society
 
12
 
 
 
Sociology
 
276
6
 
5
Sustainability Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Women's Studies
 
4
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2342 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Behavior and Ethology
 
 
0
 
2
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
 
5
5
 
3
Biochemistry
 
2
 
 
 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 
 
0
 
0
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
 
 
2
 
28
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
271
 
 
 
Biophysics
 
 
0
 
4
Biostatistics
 
 
22
 
8
Biotechnology
 
65
 
 
 
Botany/Plant Biology
 
14
1
 
7
Cell Physiology
 
 
1
 
2
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
 
30
0
 
0
Chemical Physics
 
10
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
87
7
0
29
Computational Mathematics
 
11
 
 
 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
25
 
 
 
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
 
 
0
 
1
Entomology
 
11
3
 
6
Environmental Health
 
 
 
0
 
Epidemiology
 
 
3
 
13
Genetics, General
 
71
3
 
12
Geography
 
 
0
 
0
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
31
8
 
2
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
 
3
4
 
3
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
354
38
 
 
Marine Sciences
 
12
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
67
6
 
13
Mathematics, Other
 
38
 
 
 
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
 
0
 
 
 
Microbiology, General
 
64
1
 
5
Molecular Biochemistry
 
412
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
 
0
 
8
Optics/Optical Sciences
 
0
 
 
 
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
 
 
3
 
12
Physical Sciences, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
30
15
 
26
Physics, Other
 
12
 
 
 
Physiology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
 
72
 
 
 
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
 
 
4
 
9
Population Biology
 
 
1
 
7
Statistics, General
 
195
51
 
8
Zoology/Animal Biology
 
42
19
 
2

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1615 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
56
 
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
196
10
 
22
Biotechnology
 
65
 
 
 
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
48
 
 
 
Chemical Engineering
 
111
3
 
4
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
 
50
12
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
135
70
 
20
Civil Engineering, Other
 
 
5
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
98
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
0
39
 
23
Engineering, General
 
105
 
 
 
Environmental Design/Architecture
 
0
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
93
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
64
6
 
 
Environmental Toxicology
 
19
 
 
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
6
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
6
 
5
Landscape Architecture
 
0
 
1
 
Materials Engineering
 
29
7
 
9
Mechanical Engineering
 
185
29
 
5
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
 
60
 
 
 
Textile Sciences and Engineering
 
 
9
 
 
Transportation and Highway Engineering
 
 
6
 
4

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1214 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
 
8
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
65
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
 
64
 
 
Human Nutrition
 
 
2
 
 
Immunology
 
 
2
 
3
Medical Informatics
 
 
10
 
 
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 
 
4
 
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
94
Neurobiology and Anatomy
 
374
 
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
36
 
12
Nursing Science
 
 
33
 
 
Nutrition Sciences
 
181
4
 
7
Pharmaceutical Sciences
 
122
 
 
 
Pharmacology and Toxicology
 
 
2
 
16
Public Health, General
 
 
33
 
 
Veterinary Medicine
 
 
 
 
135
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
 
 
7
 
 
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
 
 
0
 
0

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

922 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
64
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
136
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
160
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
377
2
 
8
Economics, General
 
168
2
 
5

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

791 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business and Management, General
 
 
 
0
 
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
 
10
 
 
 
Agricultural Economics
 
 
38
 
13
Agricultural Engineering
 
 
13
 
4
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
 
0
2
 
8
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
 
26
 
 
 
Agronomy and Crop Science
 
0
 
 
 
Animal Sciences, General
 
270
0
 
 
Animal Sciences, Other
 
13
8
 
 
Ecology
 
 
14
 
28
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
25
 
 
 
Food Science
 
78
5
 
10
Food Science and Technology, Other
 
33
14
 
 
International Agriculture
 
10
16
 
 
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
 
 
 
1
 
Plant Sciences, General
 
31
 
 
 
Plant Sciences, Other
 
 
9
 
11
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
 
0
 
 
0
Soil Sciences, Other
 
 
3
 
7
Urban Forestry
 
13
 
 
 
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
 
 
7
 
 
Viticulture and Enology
 
0
0
 
 
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
 
71
 
 
 

732 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
 
14
 
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
68
5
 
3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
17
3
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
 
6
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
11
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
121
0
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
18
English Language and Literature, General
 
195
16
 
7
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
 
2
 
Exercise Physiology
 
2
0
 
 
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
 
 
6
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
11
1
 
0
German Language and Literature
 
5
1
 
0
Health Occupations Teacher Education
 
 
 
8
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
39
 
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
0
 
 
 
Rhetoric and Composition
 
0
 
 
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
118
5
 
10
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
0
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
 
18
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
 
 
8
 
 

521 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
 
315
3
 
5
Design and Visual Communications, General
 
198
 
 
 

385 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
301
60
 
24

166 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
23
5
 
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
 
0
 
2
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
58
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
48
 
 
 
Music, General
 
23
1
 
5
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
 
1
 
 
 

20 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
11
0
 
 
Textile Sciences and Engineering
 
 
9
 
 

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Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (UC Davis Children's Hospital Psychology Internship)
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
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)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
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?

3.8260869565217 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.

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

    There's some fancy career center thingy

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences

    none at the time. Pre computer age

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Managerial Economics, Class of 2002

    A wide array of classes related to my field

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    psychology BA, Class of 2000

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

    3 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.

    4 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Philosophy, Class of 1999

    Internships, counseling, courses focused on this.

    4 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.

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

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

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.1739130434783 Based on 23 Reviews
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 1973

    rural setting vet school multi-racial

    4 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

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

    a it overstressed, and conservative...

    4 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.

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

    We all study and do our own thing.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    German, Class of 2003

    Rich kids with nice cars.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    International Relations, Class of 2015

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences

    it was too long ago

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Human Development, Class of 2000

    large university, not a lot of personal attention

    4 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

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences, Class of 2010

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

    4 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Rhetoric and Communication, Class of 1995

    Very diverse student backgrounds and ethnicities. Culture was great.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences, Class of 2008

    Quite wide with international students but mostly California natives

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.3478260869565 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Master of Arts, Class of 1988

    Great. Many updates over the years.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    English, Class of 2004

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

    5 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.

    5 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.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences

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

    4 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.

    5 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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    psychology BA, Class of 2000

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

    4 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.

    4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Rhetoric and Communication, Class of 1995

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Civil Engineering, Class of 2007

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

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences, Class of 2008

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

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.1739130434783 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

    5 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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Managerial Economics, Class of 2002

    Lots of outdoor and environmental activities.

    5 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!

    3 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.

    4 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Music, Class of 2003

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Rhetoric and Communication, Class of 1995

    Unique? Great access to activities. KDPHI

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Civil Engineering, Class of 2007

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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Biological Sciences, Class of 2008

    Intramural Sports and going downtown which is next to campus

    5 Rated January 2016
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