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A Berkeley undergraduate education can transform your life.

With approximately 13,000 undergraduate courses, labs, and sections to choose from (taught annually), you can create a rich and personal academic experience and still graduate in four years.

You can double (or triple) major, study abroad, or add an interdisciplinary minor like Peace and Conflict Studies. Or create your own major program under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

UC Berkeley is also the only university with a (nearly) half-century tradition of student-run democratic education, De-Cal, a program allowing students to create and facilitate their own classes. Another outstanding aspect of a Berkeley undergraduate education is research. We are the only university to offer undergraduates the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research as early their freshman year and outside of their major. Research opportunities for undergraduates include many College-specific programs, the Big Ideas Initiative, and Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program.

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