Fields of Study Chart

  Undergraduate
Education 
Graduate Education 
   B.A. B.S.  Minor  M.A/M.F.A.  M.S.  Ph.D. Designated
Emphasis
Anthropology x   x     x
   Archaeology
          c  
   Cultural Anthropology            
   Biological Anthropology           c  
Applied Economics and Finance            
Agroecology x            
Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism            
Applied Mathematics       x
x
 
Applied Physics            
Art
x
           
Art and Design: Games
and Playable Media
           
Assistive Technology
    x
       
Astronomy and Astrophysics            
Bioelectronics/Biophotonics
    x
       
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology            
Bioinformatics            
Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics 12            
   Bioinformatics   c          
   Biomolecular Engineering            
Biology        
Biotechnology x            
Black Studies     x        
Business Management Economics x            
   Accounting   c          
Chemistry    
   Biochemistry            
Classical Studies          
Coastal Science and Policy            x
Cognitive Science            
Community Studies            
Computational Media          x
Computer Engineering 1   x x
  x
   
   Computer Systems   c          
   Digital Hardware   c          
   Networks   c          
   Robotics and Control   c          
   Systems Programming   c          
Computer Science2 x        
Computer Science: Computer Game Design
         
Computer Science and Engineering 2  
     
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies           x
Data Science             x
Digital Arts and New Media 3            
Earth Sciences      
   Geology            
   Ocean Sciences            
   Planetary Sciences            
Earth Sciences / Anthropology Combined B.A.
x            
East Asian Studies            
Ecology and Evolution            
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology17          
Economics        
Economics / Mathematics Combined B.A.            
Education 4, 16      
   Bilingual-Multicultural Education            
   Multiple Subjects Credential (elementary)            
   Single Subjects Credential (secondary)            
Education, Democracy, and Justice x            
Education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics             
Electrical Engineering
         
   Electronics/Optics            
   Communications, Signals, Systems, and Controls            
Electrical and Computer Engineering 15          
Environmental Art and Social Practice        x      
Environmental Sciences            
Environmental Studies            
   Conservation Science and Policy
c            
   Geographic Information Systems
c            
   Global Environmental Justice c            
Environmental Studies / Biology Combined B.A.            
Environmental Studies / Earth Sciences Combined B.A.
           
Environmental Studies / Economics Combined B.A.
           
Feminist Studies            
Film and Digital Media      
   Critical Studies            
   Integrated Critical Practice            
   Production            
Games and Playable Media            
Global Economics            
Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies            
History 6      
   The Americas and Africa            
   Asia and the Pacific            
   Europe and the Mediterranean World            
History of Art and Visual Culture          
   Curation, Heritage, and Museums            
History of Consciousness          
Human Language Media and Modeling            
Human Biology            
Italian Studies          
Jewish Studies          
Languages Studies          
   Chinese          
   French          
   German          
   Italian          
   Japanese          
   Spanish          
Latin American and Latino Studies      
Latin American and Latino Studies / Politics Combined
x            
Latin American and Latino Studies / Sociology Combined
           
Legal Studies          
Linguistics 5      
Literature 6    
   Creative/Critical Writing            
   Creative Writing            
   French Literature            
   General Literature            
   German Literature            
   Greek and Latin literatures            
   Italian Literature            
   Spanish/Latin American/Latino literatures            
Marine Biology            
Mathematics 13 x x x x   x  
   Computational Mathematics            
   Pure Mathematics        
Mathematics Education x            
Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology 7          
Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology        
Music 8      
   Contemporary Practices   c          
   Global Musics   c          
   Western Art Music   c          
Music: Electronic Music            
Music: Jazz, Spontaneous Composition, and Improvisation            
Natural Language Processing         x    
Network and Digital Technology            
Neuroscience            
Ocean Sciences          
   Biology            
   Biological Oceanography            
   Chemical Oceanography            
   Chemistry            
   Earth Sciences            
   Geological Oceanography            
   Physical Oceanography            
   Physics            
Philosophy 9 x    
Physics 10     x  
Physics (Astrophysics)            
Plant Sciences            
Politics      
Psychology 6          
   Cognitive Psychology            
   Developmental Psychology            
   Social Psychology            
Robotics Engineering            
Science Communication            
Scientific Computing             x
Scientific Computing and Applied Mathematics 11            
Science Education            
Serious Games         x    
Social Documentation 3          
Sociology 6        
Spanish Studies            
   Languages and Linguistics            
   Literature and Culture            
Statistical Science 14          
Statistics          
Sustainability Studies            
Technology and Information Management      
 
Theater Arts        
   Dance          
   Design and Technology            
   Drama            
Visual Studies          
Writing              

Combined majors. In addition, students may complete a combined major leading to a B.A. degree in a number of designated fields. Combined majors currently available include those in Earth sciences/anthropology, economics/mathematics, environmental studies/biology, environmental studies/Earth sciences, environmental studies/economics, Latin American and Latino studies/politics, and Latin American and Latino studies/sociology. Students also have the option of pursuing a double major.

c = concentration, or emphasis, within a program. Some programs give students the option of following a general course of study or selecting a concentration; other programs require students to choose a concentration. Consult the program on the page indicated.

1 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating existing bachelor's degrees in computer engineering, robotics engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science and the M.S. in computer engineering.

2 A five-year contiguous bachelor’s/master’s pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in computer science and engineering.

3 A Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree is awarded in digital arts and new media and social documentation.

The state of California does not allow academic majors in education that lead to a teaching credential. Instead, we offer an undergraduate major in education, democracy and justice and two minors in education for students who are considering a career in teaching or who hold a more general interest in educational studies. Please note that the major and minors in education do not provide a California Teaching Credential. Additionally, please note that the UC Santa Cruz teaching credential program is a graduate program and coursework taken in the major or minor cannot be substituted for credential requirements, except in specifically designated pathways.

UCSC offers the professional clear Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) and Bilingual Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) multiple subjects credentials, which are used in self-contained elementary classrooms (K-6) where all subjects are taught by the same teacher. UCSC also offers the CLAD and BCLAD single subjects credentials, which are used in departmentalized settings where the teacher is responsible for one subject (7-12).

A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor's degree and master's degree in linguistics.

6 An intensive major is also available.

7 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating an existing bachelor's degree from within the chemistry or biology programs (majors administered by the departments of MCD Biology, EE Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biomolecular engineering) and the M.S. in microbiology and environmental toxicology.

8 A B.M. degree in music also available. A Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in composition is also available.

A five year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the exiting bachelor's and master's degree in philosophy.

10 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor's degree and master's degree in physics. Students in the B.S./M.S. path can pursue concentrations in material and device physics, energy and the environment, computational physics, and medical biophysics.

11 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating existing bachelor's degrees in mathematics, computer science, robotics engineering, physics, applied physics, and applied physics (astrophysics) and the M.S. in scientific computing and applied mathematics.

12 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics bachelor's degree (bioinformatics concentration) with the master's degree.

13 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor's and master's degree in mathematics.

14 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating existing bachelor's degrees and the M.S. in Statistical Science.

15 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor's degrees and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

16 A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor's degree in science education and the M.A/Credential Master's in Education.

17. A five-year contiguous bachelor's/master's pathway is available coordinating the existing bachelor's degrees and the ecology and evolutionary biology M.A.

Degrees

B.A. = Bachelor of Arts
B.M. = Bachelor of Music
B.S. = Bachelor of Science
D.M.A. = Doctor of Musical Arts
Ed.D = Doctor of Education
M.A. = Master of Arts
M.F.A. = Master of Fine Arts
M.S. = Master of Science
Ph.D. = Doctor of Philosophy