University of California, Berkeley (Cal)

Berkeley, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Economics
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Forest Management/ Forest Resources Management
Natural Resources/Conservation
Other Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
Dutch/Flemish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Latin Language and Literature
Other Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Information Science/Studies
Other Business/Managerial Operations

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Mass Communication/ Media Studies


Major Bachelors Masters


Major Bachelors Masters
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Other Engineering

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Health
Optometry (OD)
Public Health (MPH, DPH)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Cognitive Science
International/Global Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Vision Science/Physiological Optics

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physical Sciences
Planetary Astronomy and Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Demography and Population Studies
Ethnic Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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Cal Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 24 Reviews

88% of students gave University of California, Berkeley 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

The workload is intense. Prepare to have no life if you want A's. Allot is expected of the students, but on the plus side it is not busy, boring work. The class sizes are all different. Some classes have 16 people, some have 40, and some have 100. It just depends.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Academics Rating

The classes for my program have been really great and I really enjoy learning. The information I have been learning has been very enlightening. The hard part of school though was my general education courses. I felt that they were very difficult and the workload was a lot. This got me very depressed and question whether or not I wanted to continue pursuing my major.

Cal Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 96%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held at start of each semester and in June, July, and November.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Class Sizes at University of California, Berkeley

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 62%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 23%
  • 100+ Students: 7%
Fewer than 20 Students 62%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 23%
100+ Students 7%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 53
  • Unknown and Other: 29
  • Asian: 12
  • Latino: 4
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 53
Unknown and Other 29
Asian 12
Latino 4
African American 2

Faculty at University of California, Berkeley

Total Faculty 4,161
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 17
Full-Time Professors 9,613
Male Faculty 2,585
Part-Time Professors 2,462
Women Faculty 1,576

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