Academic Divisions and Library
Each academic division at UC Santa Cruz emphasizes interdisciplinary inquiry and experiential learning. UC Santa Cruz seeks to make specific investments in the initiatives and facilities that each division needs. These investments are key to maintaining and growing UC Santa Cruz’s commitment to academic excellence and to work that is as disruptive as it is extraordinary.
The Arts Division is home to Art, Digital Arts and New Media, Film and Digital Media, Games and Playable Media, History of Art and Visual Culture, Music, and Theater Arts
Baskin School of Engineering
The Jack Baskin School of Engineering is home to Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Technology Management
The Humanities Division is home to Linguistics, Literature, Feminist Studies, History, Philosophy, History of Consciousness, Writing, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Institute for Humanities Research, Dickens Project, Linguistics Research Center, Center for Jewish Studies, and Sikh and Punjabi Studies
Physical and Biological Sciences
The Division of Physical and Biological Sciences is home to Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Mathematics, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, Ocean Sciences, Physics, and Science Communication.
The Division of Social Sciences is home to Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Latin American/Latino Studies, Legal Studies, Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
The University of California Observatories (UCO) is a multi-campus research unit. We operate the Lick Observatory, the technical labs at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA, and we are a managing partner of the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. We are the center for the UC participation in the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) project.
UC Santa Cruz Library
The University Library is home to McHenry Library, Science & Engineering Library, Special Collections and Archives, and extensive online resources that serve students and researchers on campus and off campus.