A Long Tradition

Founded in 1951, the College of Letters and Science is the largest of the schools and colleges at UC Davis, the University of California's most comprehensive university. The college is made up of three divisions encompassing the broadest offering of disciplines at UC Davis: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The college's 650+ faculty members teach the core curriculum for virtually all 23,000 undergraduate students in the university as well as mentoring thousands of graduate students pursuing more than 50 fields of interest in the college. Many of our programs are ranked among the best in the country.

Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

The Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies examines human cultures through the study of languages, literatures, new media and the arts; the varieties of human affiliation and identity; and the practices of the creative arts.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences creates the foundations in science and mathematics to understand and solve some of our biggest questions of nature today, and to create new solutions for tomorrow. 

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

The Division of Social Sciences (DSS) encourages students to inquire, engage and discover the answers to the most intriguing questions about ourselves and our world.