Schools and major divisions
- Division of Arts and Humanities
- Division of Biology
- Division of Physical Sciences
- Division of Social Sciences
- Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific
- Graduate Studies and Research
- Jacobs School of Engineering
- Preuss School
School of Management
- School of Medicine
- School of Pharmacy
- Scripps Institution of
UCSD has a system of residential colleges inspired by
those at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, and somewhat similar to the system
installed at UCSC. The
six colleges are Roger Revelle
, John Muir College
, Thurgood Marshall College
, Earl Warren College
, and the new and unnamed Sixth College
. Each college has its own philosophy. It should be noted though that
majority of students are not concerned with the philosphies of the colleges themselves as they are with their graduate
requirements. Subsequently each college has it's own individual requirements for graduating.
- Revelle - UCSD's first college, named in honor of UCSD's founder; focused on developing "a well-rounded student who is
intellectually skilled and prepared for competition in a complex world." Revelle general education requirements lean towards
biology and chemistry. It is widely considered to have the toughest general education requirements.
- John Muir - humanitarian emphasis focused on the "spirit of self-sufficiency and individual choice." It's general requirments
are generally considered the easisest to fufill. The majority of cognitive science undergraduate students hail from this college
( the UCSD cognitive science department being one of the top ranked in the nation) and, the majority of undergraduates who are
attempting to get more than one bachelor's degree hail from this college.
- Thurgood Marshall - emphasizes "scholarship, social responsibility and the belief that a liberal arts education must include
an understanding of [one's] role in society." Marshall general education requirements include community service. Marshall was
founded in the 1960s with a strong emphasis on embracing the minority community, especially blacks and chicanos. In 1969,
students pushed for the new college to be named "Lumumba-Zapata College" in honor of Patrice Lumumba and Emiliano Zapata. Unable to
get approval for this name from UC Administration, the college remained unnamed and was referred to as Third College until
- Eleanor Roosevelt - emphasizes the development of world citizens through scholarship, leadership and service. The Making of
the Modern World is a six-quarter sequence required of all ERC students. It is designed to encourage thinking historically,
comparatively, and in an interdisciplinary way about the Western and non-Western cultures studied in the course sequence.
Disciplinary perspectives include those from literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, political science, and the
fine arts. This college has the most difficult writing program, which spawns 6 quarters ( 1 1/2 years) and as such attracts more
liberal arts and humanities students than any other college.
- Earl Warren - emphasizes the connection between one's undergraduate education and one's personal and career goals. Warren
College is home to a large number of engineering students because it has reduced general education requirements for all
engineering majors. In 2006 the college will be adding a new building dedicated to the study of Information Technology.
- Sixth College - UCSD's newest college; encourages exploration of the "historical and philosophical connections among culture,
art and technology."