Coordinates: 38°32′25″N 121°44′57″W / 38.54028°N 121.74917°W / 38.54028; -121.74917
The College of Letters and Science is a school within the University of California, Davis specializing in education in the fundamental liberal arts, mathematics, and sciences. Its academic departments are divided into divisions for Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies; Mathematics and Physical Sciences; and Social Sciences.
In 1959, UC Davis was designated a comprehensive general campus. That same year, Letters and Science achieved independent status, becoming a full-fledged college. Composed of 14 majors and 70 faculty members, the college rapidly became a significant educational force. The UC Davis College of Letters and Science now has over 11,000 students and 600 faculty, and offers more than 50 degrees in over 25 different scholarly fields.
U.S. News & World Report consistently gives top rating to the college's graduate programs. Graduate programs in Ecology / Evolutionary Biology ranked 4th, international economics 5th, fine arts 10th, economics 12th, history 13th, English 14th, sociology 17th, psychology 19th, Earth Sciences 21st, Applied Mathematics 21st, political science 23rd, Biology 23rd, Physics 29th, Chemistry 34th, Mathematics 36th and Computer Science 37th.
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