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.
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 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.