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Majors & Minors

Undergraduate Majors

With several nationally ranked academic programs and 100+ academic majors, Berkeley provides you with endless learning possibilities.

Listed below are the undergraduate majors and programs available. Each link will take you to the corresponding college’s or department's website for more details. NOTE: We do indicate impacted/capped majors.

In conjunction with a major field, a minor can help you achieve a more well-developed expertise in related areas of study and add breadth to an undergraduate education.

Second bachelor's degree: Only the College of Chemistry considers applicants for a second bachelor's degree, and only for the Chemistry or Chemical Biology majors. 

College of Chemistry
 
Chemistry– also offered in the College of Letters and Science
Chemical Biology
Chemical Engineering
Joint Majors: only available to junior transfers
Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Nuclear Engineering
College of Engineering
 
Bioengineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences – Computer Science also offered in the College of Letters and Science
Energy Engineering
Engineering Mathematics and Statistics
Engineering Physics
Environmental Engineering Science
Engineering Undeclared: only available to freshmen
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Joint Majors: Only available after students are enrolled for a minimum of one semester in the College of Engineering. 
Bioengineering/Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering/Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering/Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering/Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Nuclear Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
College of Environmental Design
 
Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Environmental Design
Urban Studies
College of Letters and Science
 
African American Studies
American Studies
Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Anthropology
Art, History of
Art, Practice of (capped)
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies
Asian Studies
Astrophysics (includes Astronomy)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Celtic Studies
Chemistry – also offered in the College of Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Chinese
Classical Civilizations
Classical Languages
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Science - also see Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in College of Engineering
Dance and Performance Studies
Development Studies
Dutch Studies
Earth and Planetary Science (Atmospheric Science, Environmental Earth Science, Geology, Geophysics, Marine Science, Planetary Science)
Economics (capped)
English
Environmental Economics and Policy (capped) – also offered in the College of Natural Resources
Ethnic Studies
Film
French
Gender and Women’s Studies
Genetics, Genomics & Development
Geography
German
Greek
Hispanic Languages and Bilingual Issues
History
Iberian or Latin American Literatures
Immunology and Pathology
Integrative Biology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian Studies
Japanese
Latin
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Luso-Brazilian
Mathematics
Mathematics, Applied
Media Studies (capped)
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular and Cell Biology
Music
Native American Studies
Near Eastern Civilizations
Near Eastern Languages and Literature
Neurobiology
Operations Research and Management Science (capped)
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Economy
Political Science
Psychology (capped)
Public Health (capped)
Religious Studies
Rhetoric
Scandinavian
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Social Welfare (capped)
Sociology
South and Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish and Spanish American
Statistics
Theater and Performance Studies
Undeclared: available only to freshmen
College of Natural Resources
 
Environmental Sciences
Conservation and Resource Studies
Environmental Economics and Policy - also offered in the College of Letters and Science
Forestry and Natural Resources
Genetics and Plant Biology
Microbial Biology
Molecular and Environmental Biology
Molecular Toxicology--NOTE: Beginning fall 2014, students interested in specializing in toxicology will be admitted to a Molecular Toxicology emphasis under the Nutritional Science major.
Nutritional Science
Society and Environment
Undeclared: available only to freshmen

Haas School of Business: Business Administration: only available to junior transfers; for requirements, please read our downloadable Transfer Admission flier. Freshman applicants must apply to the College of Letters and Science, Undeclared—Pre-Business Administration

Undergraduate Minors

College of Chemistry
 
Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering
 
Bioengineering
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Energy Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geoengineering
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Structural Engineering
College of Environmental Design
 
Architecture* - Open to all majors except Architecture
City and Regional Planning - Open to all majors, except Urban Studies
Environmental Design and Urbanism in Developing Countries
Geographic Information Science and Technology - also in the College of Natural Resources
History and Theory of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning - Not open for Landscape Architecture majors
History of the Built Environment
Social and Cultural Factors in Environmental Design
Sustainable Design - not available to Environmental Design Majors
College of Letters & Science
 
Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Civilizations
Arabic
Art, History of
Art, Practice of 
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies
Chinese
Chicano Studies
Creative Writing
Earth and Planetary Studies
English
Ethnic Studies
European Studies
Demography
Disability Studies
Dutch Studies
French
French Civilization
French Language Studies
French Literature
Gender and Women’s Studies
German
Global Poverty and Practice
History
Interdisciplinary Human Rights
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Linguistics
Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature
Mathematics
Medieval Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
Music
Native American Studies
Philosophy
Spanish Language and Literatures
Spanish Linguistics
Theater and Performance Studies
Dance and Performance Studies
Hebrew
Persian
Turkish
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Economy
Religious Studies
Rhetoric
Scandinavian
Russian Language
Russian Language, Literature and Culture
Russian Literature
Czech, Polish, or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language and Literature
South and Southeast Asian Studies
College of Natural Resources
 
Conservation and Resource Studies
Energy and Resources
Environmental Economics & Policy
Forestry and Natural Resources
Geographic Information Science and Techology - also in the College of Environmental Design
Nutritional Science
Toxicology
Graduate School of Education
 
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Course Threads Program

In an effort to facilitate departmental interconnection, the Townsend Center for the Humanities has created the Course Threads Program. Open to all undergraduate UC Berkeley students, the Course Threads Program is a valuable opportunity to explore different disciplines. Through this Program students are able to take courses across departments: from Human Rights, to Historical and Modern City, Cultural Forms in Transit, to Sciences and Society, and photography, students can visit multiple topics while satisfying their graduation requirements.

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