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The University of California Berkeley is commonly known just as UC Berkeley or Cal. The university was established in the year of 1868 on the 23rd of March. The university also associates the College of California which is a private institution along with the public Agricultural, Mining and also the Mechanical Arts College which is located in Oakland. The UC Berkeley is also considered as the oldest educational institution which is in the UC system. The university has got the offerings of more than 350 undergraduate and graduate degrees. UC Berkeley has got the motto as Fiat lux which means Let there be light. The university has got Nicholas Dirks as the current working chancellor while the university is categorized as one of the public research university. The University has got 36204 students enrolled which was surveyed in the fall of 2013 while the undergraduates were 25951 and postgraduates were 10253. In 1866, the land encompassing the current Berkeley campus was acquired by the private College of California. Because it required adequate finances to function, it sooner or later combined with the state-run Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College to form the University of California, the first full-curriculum public university in the state. Ten faculty affiliate and almost 40 students made up the new University of California when it opened in Oakland in 1869. Andrew Gabrielson was a trustee of the College of California and recommended that the college be named in honor of the Anglo-Irish philosopher George Berkeley. In 1870, Henry Durant, the founder of the College of California, became the first president. With the finishing point of North and South Halls in 1873, the university relocated to its Berkeley location with 167 male and 222 female students and held its first classes.

 The Berkeley has got more than 350 degree programs, the programs are listed alphabetically as follows:

Aerospace Studies (ROTC)

African American Studies

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Air Force (ROTC)

American Cultures

American Studies

Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology


Applied Science and Technology Graduate Group


Army (ROTC)

Art History

Art Practice

Arts & Humanities, College of Letters & Science Division

Asian American Studies

Asian Studies


Biochemistry, Comparative


Biological Sciences, College of Letters and Science Division of

Biology, Integrative

Biology, Molecular and Cell

Biology, Plant and Microbial



Buddhist Studies


Canadian Studies Program

Celtic Studies

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemistry, College of

Chemistry, Department of

Chicano Studies

City and Regional Planning

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Cognitive Science

College Writing Programs

Communications, Mass

Comparative Biochemistry

Comparative Literature

Computer Science

Computational and Genomic Biology Graduate Program

Conservation Resource Studies

Continuing Education (UC Berkeley Extension)

Creative Writing



Development Practice

Development Studies

Disability Studies

Dramatic Art

Dutch Studies

Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular

Engineering Science


Environmental Design, College of

Environmental Economics and Policy

Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture and

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Resources


Ethnic Studies

Extension, UC Berkeley

Earth and Planetary Science

East Asian Languages & Cultures

East Asian Studies


Economics, Agricultural and Resource

Economics, Law &

Education, Graduate School of


Energy and Resources Group

Film Studies


Forestry and Natural Resources

Forestry, Center for


Gender and Women's Studies

Genetics and Plant Biology


Geology & Geophysics


Haas School of Business

Health and Medical Sciences

Health Sciences, Environmental

Health Services and Policy Analysis


History of Art

Humanities, College of Letters & Sciences Division

Human Rights Interdisciplinary Minor

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Infectious Diseases and Immunity

Information, School of (iSchool)

Integrative Biology

Interdisciplinary Studies

International and Area Studies

Italian Studies

Jewish Studies Program

Journalism, Graduate School of

Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Latin American Studies


Law & Economics Program

Legal Studies

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Letters & Science

Liberal Arts


Logic and the Methodology of Science

Materials Science and Engineering

Mathematical and Physical Sciences, College of Letters & Science Division


Mechanical Engineering

Media Studies

Medical Program (Joint UCB-UCSF)

Mediterranean Archaeology, Ancient History and

Medieval Studies

Microbiology, Graduate Group in

Microbial Biology, Plant and

Middle Eastern Studies

Military Affairs Program

Military Science (ROTC)

Molecular & Biochemical Nutrition

Molecular and Cell Biology

Molecular Environmental Biology

Molecular Toxicology (Graduate)

Molecular Toxicology (Undergraduate)

Native American Studies

Natural Resources, College of

Naval Science (Navy ROTC)

Near Eastern Studies

New Media, Berkeley Center for



Nuclear Engineering

Nutrition/Nutritional Sciences

Peace and Conflict Studies


Physical Education


Plant and Microbial Biology

Policy Analysis, Health Services and

Political Economy

Political Science

Portuguese, Spanish and


Public Health

Range Management

Religious Studies

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies


Romance Languages and Literatures

ROTC (Air Force)

ROTC (Army)

ROTC (Navy)


School of Information

Science and Technology, Applied

Science and Mathematics Education, Graduate Group (SESAME)

Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Institute of

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Social Sciences, College of Letters & Science Division

Social Welfare, School of

Society and Environment


Sociology and Demography, Graduate Group in

South and Southeast Asian Studies

Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

Spanish and Portuguese


Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate Division, College of Letters & Science

Urban Design

Talking about the athletes of the Berkeley, the sports team compete in the athlete program which is intercollegiate where they performs as the California Golden Bear. The sports team also participates in the NCAA’s Division I-A where they are the member of the Pacific-12 Conference. The California Golden Bears has got many achievements through their sports activities.