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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

Research Spotlight

Cartorhynchus fossil

Marine Life Quickly Recovered After Global Mass Extinction

Reptiles rapidly invaded the seas soon after a global extinction wiped out most life on Earth, according to a new study led by researchers from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

“By Philanthropy": Gifts Change Lives

"Liberated" by philanthropy

The “_______ by philanthropy” campaign celebrates the impact of giving on UC Davis. Read more about the campaign and philanthropy's impact on the college.

Imagining America at UC Davis

Imagining American Baltimore Project

Program fosters community partnerships, public scholarship, social equity

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a civic-engagement consortium of more than 100 academic institutions and cultural organizations, will move its national headquarters to UC Davis in the summer of 2017. The university will serve as IA’s hosting partner for a renewable, five-year term.

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