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Welcome to the College of Letters and Science

At the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, we search for solutions through our broad interdisciplinary lens of the arts, sciences and humanities. We stand together in wonder and inspiration as we identify questions, foster scholarship and creatively look to improve our world – with critical thinking, intellectual generosity and great people.
As the college with the broadest offering of disciplines, teaching the core curriculum for virtually all 23,000 undergraduate students and mentoring more than a thousand graduate students, the College of Letters and Science lives and breathes its interdisciplinary mission each day. We thrive at the intersection of fundamental scholarship, exploring and connecting fields as diverse as the arts & stars, math & music, chemistry & cinema, economics & English – and providing the foundation for a truly one-of-a-kind liberal arts education.

Learn more: about the College of Letters and Science

Faculty Spotlight

Eldridge Moores

Eldridge Moores 50th Anniversary Celebration

In his 50 years at UC Davis, geologist Eldridge Moores led a celebrated career spanning the birth of plate tectonics to assembling California. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will celebrate his golden anniversary at UC Davis during the weekend of June 3-5, 2016. 


Crocker Nuclear Laboratory

Crocker Lab Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The 50-year-old Crocker Nuclear Laboratory cyclotron is one of the few particle accelerators of its kind still working in the United States. Past and present employees and cyclotron users recently gathered to celebrate the cyclotron’s five decades of discovery and innovation. 

Student Spotlight

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Seven Ways Students Will Change the World

Undergraduates will be putting their educations to work alleviating poverty around the world this summer, many of them before they even graduate. Seven students from a wide array of majors in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science — in the social sciences, humanities and mathematics — have been selected as Blum Center Summer Fellows for 2016. 

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