Our academic majors offer students valuable opportunities. Whether you are studying across disciplines and broadening your knowledge base or conducting research with award-winning faculty in areas that address some of the most pressing issues facing our society and the planet, you are acquiring skills that will help you achieve your goals.
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School of Engineering
- Bioengineering, B.S.
- Civil Engineering, B.S. New!
(available to first year students in Fall 2021 and transfer students in Fall 2023).
- Computer Science and Engineering, B.S.
- Environmental Engineering, B.S.
- Materials Science and Engineering, B.S
- Mechanical Engineering, B.S.
- Undeclared School of Engineering***
School of Natural Sciences
- Applied Mathematical Sciences, B.S. *
- Computational and Data Sciences
- Computational Biology
- Computer Science
- Biological Sciences, B.S. *, **
- Developmental Biology
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Human Biology
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Molecular and Cell Biology
- Chemistry, B.S. *
- Biological Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry
- Environmental Systems Science, B.S.
- Physics, B.S. *
- Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Condensed Matter
- Mathematical Physics
- Undeclared School of Natural Sciences***
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
- Anthropology, B.A.
- Cognitive Science, B.S., B.A.
- Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, B.A.
- Economics, B.A.
- Economics, B.S. ****
Emphases (available to first year students in Spring 2021 and transfer students in Fall 2022):
- Economic Analysis and Policy
- Quantitative Economics
- English, B.A.
- Global Arts Studies Program, B.A.
- Performance Studies (Fall 2021)
- Visual Studies (Fall 2021)
- History, B.A.
- Management and Business Economics, B.S.
- Philosophy, B.A.
- Political Science, B.A.
- Psychology, B.A.
- Public Health, B.A.
- Sociology, B.A.
- Spanish, B.A.
- Undeclared School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts***
* Transfer students must choose an emphasis.
** Learn about an accelerated pathway that makes it possible to earn your
degree in three years: ns-advising.ucmerced.edu/acceleratedplan.
*** First year applicants only.
**** All applicants must choose an emphasis.
- American Studies
- Applied Mathematics
- Chicano/a Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Community Research and Service
- Global Arts Studies
- Interdisciplinary Public Health
- Management Analytics and Decision-Making
- Management and Business Economics
- Natural Sciences Education
- Natural Sciences Education Minor with Teaching Credential
- Political Science
- World Heritage
- Writing Studies