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Impacted Majors at each UC Schools

GradSchool0923GradSchool0923 Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
Here is the list of impacted majors at each UC school according to Professor of Education Kim Kwang Il from Yonsei University in Korea. This was actually designed for Korean students who want to go study abroad in America. The professor has compared each major from both U.S. News Rankings and NRC rankings. (Both Graduate and Undergraduate) Each grade A + + (approximately top 5), A + (within top 15), A (approximately top 30), A-/ B + (approximately top 50 or less) represents how impacted each major is. However, this type of evaluation will always be arbitrary and inaccurate. So, there might be quite a number of people who disagree with this evaluation. So, I actually recommend you to see the rankings from other websites as well when choosing school according to your major.

UC Berkeley

A++ - Most engineering and natural sciences program, Most of the Humanities and Social Science Program
A+ - Other engineering and natural sciences program, The rest of Humanities and Social Sciences Program
A - The rest of the minority programs
A- / B+ - The rest of the minority programs
(Note: All majors are recommended)


A++ - Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Psychology, Musicology
A+ - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Neuroscience & Neurobiology, Molecular, Cell, and Integrative Physiology, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Sociology, Political Science, Germanic Languages, History, Archeology Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Linguistics, Nursing, Biostatistics, Ethnomusicology, Theater, Anderson School of Management(Both undergrad and grad)
A - Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biomathematics, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Space Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Statistics, Classics, Comparative Literature, Architecture, Art History, Philosophy, Hispanic Language and Literature, Applied Linguistics, Epidemiology, Health Services
A-/B+ - Biomedical Physics, Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Music

UC San Diego

A++ - Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Biomedical Engineering
A+ - Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Neurosciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Political Science, International Relations and Pacific Studies, Linguistics
A - Structural Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Literature, Philosophy, Communication, Economics, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Music
A-/B+ - Anthropology, History, Sociology

UC Davis

A++ - Entomology, Food Science, Natural Biology, Plant Pathology, Ecology, Population Biology, Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Applied Mathematics, Agricultural & Resource Economics,
A+ - Animal Behavior, Microbiology, Molecular, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Comparative Literature, Spanish, Anthropology, Geography, Performance Studies
A - Genetics, Comparative Pathology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, French, History, Philosophy
A-/B+ - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Applied Science Engineering, Physics, Graduate School of Business, English, Economics

UC Riverside

A++ - Entomology
A+ - Plant Biology
A - Plant Pathology, Evolution, Ecology, Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Philosophy, Dance History
A-/B+ - Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Geological Sciences, Soil & Water Sciences, Physics, Applied Statistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Comparative Literature, English, Hispanic Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration

UC Santa Barbara

A++ - Marine Science, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Communication, Geography, Dramatic Art, Anthropology
A+ - Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology, Art History, Religious Studies, Hispanic Languages & Literature
A - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Comparative Literature, English, Linguistics, Sociology, Music
A- / B+ - Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Probability, Political Science, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Economics

UC Santa Cruz

A+ - Astronomy and Astrophysics, Ocean Sciences, Literature, Linguistics
A - Biology, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Earth Sciences, Anthropology
A-/B+ - Environmental Studies, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics

UC Irvine

A++ - Spanish
A+ - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Neurobiology and Behavior, Comparative Literature, French, Anthropology
A - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Information and Computer Science, Physics, English
A-/B+ - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics, Biological Chemistry, Developmental and Cell Biology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Earth System Science, Mathematics, Political Science, Economics, History, Psychology, PA, Planning Policy and Design, Social Ecology, Criminology, Law, and Society, Sociology
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