Academic Programs

UC Santa Cruz students studying at the McHenry Library, the largest research library between Stanford and Santa Barbara.

The Division of Social Sciences curriculum ranges from global issues, including social and economic relations between the U.S. and other nations, the social impacts of technological and environmental change, sustainability of human and ecological systems, human development and social justice, to issues of culture and power.

The division offers eight doctoral programs, two masters and twelve bachelors degrees. The doctoral programs are national respected programs in Anthropology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Politics, Psychology and Sociology. These programs support excellent undergraduate programs within these disciplines. A new innovative doctoral program launched in 2014 in Latin American and Latino Studies. At the Masters level, the division offers degrees in Education and Applied Economics and Finance.

Equally significant, the division offers ten combined majors that bring together the various strengths of the division in new dynamic ways. These degrees bring together Latin American and Latino Studies with Economics, Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies respectively, Environmental Studies with Biology or Economics, as well as Economics and Math.

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