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Interdisciplinary Programs

Science and Mathematics Education/Cal Teach

Major and minor programs available for students interested in how people learn and how to effectively communicate mathematical and scientific ideas.

Environmental Systems

Major tracks available for students interested in environmental careers in the natural sciences, public policy, law and business.

Departmental Programs

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the following majors:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemical Education
  • Chemical Physics
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Molecular Synthesis
  • Pharmacological Chemistry

The Department of Mathematics offers the following majors:

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics-Scientific Computation
  • Mathematics-Secondary Education
  • Mathematics-Applied Science
  • Mathematics-Computer Science
  • Mathematics/Economics
  • Mathematics-Probability and Statistics

The Department of Physics offers the following majors:

  • Physics
  • Physics with Specialization in Astrophysics
  • Physics with Specialization in Biophysics
  • Physics with Specialization in Computational Physics
  • Physics with Specialization in Earth Sciences
  • Physics with Specialization in Materials Physics
  • General Physics
  • General Physics/Secondary Education
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