ucsd's art program is the second best art program in the uc system behind ucla.
Both art programs are more conceptual on the spectrum of art programs. They focus more so on concept rather than on technical prowess. Not to say the programs still require significant technical skill, but in comparison to other programs at other universities, UCSD's and UCLA's art programs has a heavier focus on the conceptual side.
expect the program to have a lot of variety and freedom at the upper division of art classes. The lower division classes are your run of the mill foundational stuff.
In regards to the science classes, the topics you will learn for your major will be in essence the same you would learn at every accredited university. However, the quality in which you learn them at will be top notch, especially since you wish to major in marine biology.
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