Offered Degrees and Major Programs

University of California-Santa Cruz offers 155 programs through Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, and Post Graduate Certificate. By degree types, it offers 68 Bachelor's, 48 Master's, 37 Doctorate (research), 2 Post-BS Certificate programs.
For academic year 2020-2021, total 4,921 students have completed their degree/programs and graduated from University of California-Santa Cruz.
The following table summarizes the offered degrees and programs with number of programs and number of completers.

Number of Programs with Completers

Number of ProgramsNumber of Online ProgramsNumber of Completers
Bachelor's6804,270
Master's480483
Doctorate (research)370159
Post-BS Certificate209
Total15504,921

Best Programs

BachelorMaster
Bachelor Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Computer Engineering$70,000
Electrical and Electronics Engineering$67,800
Computer Science$62,100
Business/Managerial Economics$49,700
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering$44,100
Master Program - Highest Earning After Graduation
Field of StudyMedian Earning after Graduation
Economics$45,100

Popular Programs

Bachelor'sMaster's

Major Programs by Offered Degree

Bachelor'sMaster'sDoctorate (Research)Post-Bachelor's
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture 16 completers-
Plant Sciences16-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 220 completers$27,800
Natural Resources/Conservation0$27,800
Environmental Studies197-
Environmental Science23-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 134 completers-
African Studies0-
American/United States Studies/Civilization1-
German Studies1-
Italian Studies1-
Ethnic Studies15-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies72-
Women's Studies44-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences 550 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science465$62,100
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)85-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 0 completers-
Education0-
Physics Teacher Education0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 204 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering62$44,100
Computer Engineering56$70,000
Computer Engineering (other)24-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering62$67,800
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 224 completers$23,600
Foreign Languages and Literatures0$23,600
Linguistics40-
Comparative Literature139-
Applied Linguistics2-
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (other)25-
Spanish Language and Literature15-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies 0 completers-
Law0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 0 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 712 completers$27,600
Biology/Biological Sciences126$27,600
Biomedical Sciences109-
Molecular Biochemistry60-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology230-
Bioinformatics5-
Ecology63$20,800
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography73-
Neuroscience46$36,700
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics And Statistics 82 completers$35,700
Mathematics82$35,700
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 106 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Cognitive Science106$30,700
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy And Religious Studies 51 completers$27,700
Philosophy49$27,700
Jewish/Judaic Studies2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 156 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astrophysics15-
Chemistry56$37,000
Geology/Earth Science45$32,700
Physics40-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 417 completers$25,800
Psychology417$25,800
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics0-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Human Services 53 completers-
Human Services0-
Community Organization and Advocacy53$25,900
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 551 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology123$26,400
Archeology3-
Economics97$37,700
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics18-
International Economics17-
Economics (other)0-
Political Science and Government112$33,100
Sociology181$25,900
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts 316 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Game and Interactive Media Design26-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts18$19,000
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (other)143-
Art/Art Studies82$19,300
Art History, Criticism and Conservation30-
Music0-
Music Performance17-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Business 288 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business/Managerial Economics288$49,700
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 93 completers-
History93$23,200
Total4,270
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 5 completers-
Environmental Studies5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 4 completers-
African Studies0-
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies4-
Women's Studies0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences 91 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science67-
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation21-
Computer Software and Media Applications (other)3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 79 completers-
Education0-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)79-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 84 completers-
Engineering0-
Computer Engineering41-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering42-
Systems Engineering1-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 12 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics5-
Comparative Literature7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 0 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 14 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology2-
Environmental Toxicology2-
Bioinformatics4-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology (other)6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics And Statistics 19 completers-
Mathematics7-
Applied Mathematics9-
Computational and Applied Mathematics3-
Mathematical Statistics and Probability0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2 completers-
Philosophy2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 42 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astronomy1-
Chemistry6-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical7-
Physics24-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 16 completers-
Psychology16-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 79 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology7-
Applied Economics0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics70-
International Economics0-
Economics (other)0-
Political Science and Government0-
Sociology2-
Social Sciences (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts 27 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts9-
Documentary Production7-
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (other)0-
Art/Art Studies1-
Fine/Studio Arts8-
Music0-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology2-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 6 completers-
History6-
Total483
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation 4 completers-
Environmental Studies4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0 completers-
African Studies0-
Women's Studies0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences 10 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science10-
Computer Software and Media Applications (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education 3 completers-
Education0-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (other)3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering 11 completers-
Engineering0-
Computer Engineering8-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3-
Systems Engineering0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 11 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Linguistics5-
Comparative Literature6-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
English Language And Literature 0 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
English Language and Literature/Letters (other)0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 21 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology5-
Environmental Toxicology4-
Bioinformatics4-
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology (other)8-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Mathematics And Statistics 16 completers-
Mathematics9-
Applied Mathematics7-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 5 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0 completers-
Philosophy0-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Physical Sciences 24 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Astronomy2-
Chemistry7-
Geology/Earth Science5-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical5-
Physics5-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Psychology 4 completers-
Psychology4-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Social Sciences 33 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology9-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics10-
International Economics2-
Political Science and Government9-
Sociology3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts 12 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (other)4-
Music Theory and Composition2-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology3-
Visual and Performing Arts (other)3-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
History 5 completers-
History5-
Total159
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism 9 completers-
Communication and Media Studies (other)9-
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Visual And Performing Arts 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts0-
Total9